Friday, February 8, 2008

A Brush with Water


Keeping with my watercolor pencil theme, I tried a new technique today. I used a General's Sketch & Wash pencil to do this torso study and then used a brush and water for the washes, just like a watercolor pencil. I went back in with a wet tip on the pencil for some darker highlights. I like this technique and it is a challenge for me because I feel as if I have a bit more control over the regular charcoal and pencil. As this is all new to me, I will continue trying the various techniques depending on my mood for the day. Hope you enjoyed the drawing and that you might spend a few moments doing something that brings you happiness as well.

6 comments:

Brenda Y said...

I really like this! Those water soluble graphites are so much fun -- they ARE similar to watercolor pencils, but I find they blend faster. . . almost like they melt as soon as you put water to them! Neat!!

Susan's Scribbles said...

You're right Brenda, they do blend MUCH faster and easier. I like it but it will take practice (as it all does). Thanks for looking!

Brian said...

Hey, this one worked out really nice. Almost has the look of brush and ink, and has a confident, slickly professional look about it. Nicely done!

Serena said...

Nice job! I like the effects. :)

Ann said...

I agree - this is really nicely done :)

Joan Y said...

Water soluble graphites?! Wow! I'm gonna have to try this. This is so beautiful!