Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mixed Media Experimenting

Today, our sketch group started doing different exercises to get away from our usual tools and techniques and explore new ideas.  We sketched on black card stock using a white pen. Then, used different pencils, crayons to add color. Above is a drawing of my favorite jumbo-sized colored pencils:  Farb-Riese color giant Lyra pencils and Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Triocolor pencils. They're smooth, don't require constant sharpening and the pencil points don't break easily.

The colors from this sketch come from Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water soluble crayons. I like that you can
take a water brush and smooth out the colors or leave the original drawn texture.

I colored the flower with both the colored pencils and water soluble crayons.  We enjoyed playing with this exercise and look forward to exploring more each week.

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