Using Colored Pencil on Birch Wood Planks
About His Art Form: Wood and Colored Pencil Animal Portraits
Recently, as of 2013-2014 Barbick has created a new way to present wild animals – on birch board custom cut and prepared by Barbick for his works. He starts this process finding the right grain and piece of wood. Then, he painstakingly has to prepare the wood to be long lasting and durable using his own materials. Afterwards, he textures the wood using his own method so that the pencil responds to the coating to get the right effect of fur and pointillism. Then, using water color pencils and a multi step process of layering pencil, adding water, detracting pigment, waiting for drying times and going over the area again and again with the same process he creates a one of a kind work of art not duplicatable by any one, even by Mr. Barbick. A piece of art with incredible depth and dimension. With a uniqueness not found anywhere else in the world.
See The Process Below: