Sunday, April 20, 2008

Playing with Neocolor II watersoluable crayons


Today's project was to play with the Neocolor II watersoluable crayons that I picked up cheap a week or so ago. Not knowing what I am doing I just jumped in and tried a variety of ways of using these crayons. I did an initial sketch with my Micron 02 pen to lay out the garage and fence as well as where the tree branches were going to fall. The primary method was to apply dry in a fairly light application and then followed up with a wet brush. I also applied the crayon dry to wet paper. Also in this piece I dipped the crayon directly into water and then applied to the paper and followed up with a very lightly wet brush. also used was taking a wet brush and taking color right off the crayon and then applied to paper. I also unintentionaly had a couple of places where the crayon was applied wet to wet paper and got some results I hadn't intended. The only thing I wish I had done would be to do a light wash first of the upper background. The task was actually fun. There was another garage to the right. I may need to go back into this and put something on the right side of this picture to balance it a little better.

4 comments:

SCquiltaddict said...

Nice hmm wc??? great use of color...and i love the old car...

Shelly McC said...

I love the Neocolour watersolubles and you have done a wonderful piece using them!

MILLY said...

I think you have done a great job. Often you achieve and learn such a lot by just having fun and experimenting with something new.

clare said...

Experimenting without too many rules is the best fun... the results.........Fabulous! I love the foilage in this one.