Colored Pencil Demo
As you can see in this photo, I used solvent (mineral spirits) to dissolve the colored pencil on the water and the red boat. Doing this always makes a colored pencil drawing more painterly. Then I started to work on the 3 boats leaving the foremost boat to be worked last. I usually recommend that the artist works from top down, and finishes one section at a time in order to eliminate the problems caused by pencil debris. (Prismacolor pencils are bad about this because of their softness.) I use a brush to brush away the residue often.
I don’t like the boat on the upper left, so I’ll probably work some on this later. I started on the lower left boat to suggest the dirt and rust on the hull, and did a little on the green boat. This stage took me about 2 1/2 hours. Next time you see a post, I will have completed the three boats, leaving the foreground and beach area for later.