October 24, 2012

In Watercolor….Figure 1

Remember when…..I said I’d really like to learn watercolor drawing/painting?  I have a 36 watercolor pencil set that was just begging to be used.  My Art teacher thought I should give watercolor a try….see what I think….One advantage is it’s easier to cover large areas…it’s ten times faster than colored pencils.  We thought it would be an interesting study to do the same figure set in watercolor.  See the difference and if I even take to it.

Blocked all 3 figures out in class a few weeks ago. 

Then the next class time, I started in on the arms.  Didn’t dare try it on my own, had too many questions!


So far…I’ve approached the drawing in the same way as my color-sketches, except I stop and apply water to the pigment before I proceed to the next part. 

The watercolor pigment behaves a bit unpredictably (especially to me-the-novice)…which can make things better or worse. 

I was coaxed into abandoning my tedious ways by applying lots of water and lots of pigment….and just let the color expand. 

We use rubber cement to limit where the color can go (seen here in the lighter part of the jeans). it’s a whole new way of drawing and I can’t approach it the same way as a pure sketch.  It’s very addictive and I think I like it!

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