Thursday, July 14, 2005
It's amazing what the right paper will do for you...
Coleus Color Sketch No. 1
This was so much fun to do. I couldn't wait to get to it after dinner last night. My wife is great. She doesn't mind me doing my thing in the evening.
Anyway, I didn't want to do the water color in the molskine. As much as Jim's technique of wetting the paper first works well, I needed the control that WC paper could provide. So I scanned the drawing from the moleskine and printed it out on WC paper in my ink jet printer. (yea, that 'ol trick) And then did water color washes, pastel and finally colored pencil.
I'm getting closer to the final vision of what I want this to do, but it's not giving me the same results that oil will. I want something looks very rich and more simplified. Hopefully, I figure it out soon.