January 29, 2014
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.
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden