Heather Rooney, Luminance 6901 ambassador
From: Naples, FL, United States
Caran d’Ache medium used: Luminance 6901
After the first portrait she drew in her high school art class, Heather became captivated with the challenge of photorealistic drawing and the meticulous attention to detail that it required. The labor-intensive commitment to photorealism caused her to feel driven to continue improving her technique. In college, she spent a majority of her free time drawing portraits with colored pencil. Being in the age of growing social media platforms, she decided to share her lengthy process online through time-lapse videos. She began drawing and filming portraits of people that a broad audience would be familiar with, including celebrities, athletes, and public figures. To her surprise, her work began to attract a large audience, with videos surpassing 1 million views. Along with her studies as an art student, she continued doing this throughout her college career. This generated a large global audience for her work, with over 1 million subscribers.
“After my first experience working with Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901 colored pencils, I knew they were pencils of great quality. Being an illustrator who loves working with color, I find the high pigment concentration of the pencils and variety of shades help me to achieve my desired end result of vibrant drawings with intense color. With my technique requiring a considerable amount of layering and blending of colors, the superior coverage and mixing capacity of Luminance 6901 are perfect for me as I follow my passion for photorealistic drawing.”