Colored Pencil art

Well it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere and I have not been painting much, so I decided to try some colored pencil Art for a change. I am new to this medium but have picked up some helpful tips on the web. I bought myself a set of Polychromos by Faber-Castell, let me just mention that these pencils are oil based and of superb quality, for layering. I used mix-media paper 140 lb by Canson.

Green Mamba  

Green Mamba  

The Green Mamba is a common snake found in Southern Africa, usually in trees, seldom found on the ground.  The venom is dangerously neurotoxic, similar to the Black Mamba but not as potent.

Citrus Swallow-tail butterfly

Citrus Swallow-tail butterfly

This is one of Southern Africa's most common butterfly, found in gardens.