January 29, 2014

Walk don’t Run….Ballerina

I finally realized why I was having so much trouble with this illustration board.  Well…..it’s a drawing illustration board that can handle light washes and I’ve been doing pretty heavy washes.  I forgot!  Ugh!

Since I needed to walk away from this ballerina myself…..I had to start another watercolor figure…..albeit on a different type of board.

I erased as best as I could some of the splotchy-ness of the watercolor and pencils.

Then I had to salvage what I could…if I could….of this ballerina in the only way I knew how and that was with good ‘ole colored pencils.  It was like coming home!! What a relief!

Sketching is just like sculpting with these pencils….I have not figured out how to sculpt with watercolor….don’t even know if there is a way?


Had to tone down some of that orangey-ness to her skin, so I brought in a light blue/green pencil.


It’s very hard to notice any progress once the figures get this large.  And for the record there is a bit, as seen from the early figure on the left (majority watercolor only) to the later shot (colored pencils over w/c) on the right. 


jinxxxygirl said...

There is an amazing difference i think. Her skin tone is much better in the second photo.

Doesn't it feel like 'coming home' when you pick up the medium your comfortable with? Hugs! deb

Eden said...

Hi Deb! And so true, I wish watercolor was easier for me, but such is not the case! Thanks for your kind words :)

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