December 12, 2012

The Fly….Takes Form

My absolute favorite thing to draw….is swimmers!   I almost didn’t attempt this picture…because it’s so wide…..and it’s hard to see the details in the body.  But my Art teacher really liked the composition which encouraged me.

I want to do this right….so I put the watercolor pencils away and re-acquainted myself with those beloved colored pencils.

It’s like coming home!!  Drawing on this illustration board is sweet, paper type makes a huge difference!

I plan on doing the water in watercolor.  The initial bottom layer of the figure was a watercolor wash.  Much faster working with a wash than starting off with colored pencil as the base.  Thumbs up for that trick Open-mouthed smile


jinxxxygirl said...

The colored pencils have no trouble going over the water color wash??

Eden said...

Deb, make sure that the wash is completely dry before drawing on it. It works very well :D

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