Saturday, February 26, 2011
A single butterscotch hard candy seemed suitable for trying out some new materials in this 20 minute sketch. Watercolor, water soluble crayon and Inktense pencil, 5 1/2" x 8". I really like the saturation of color I can get with the addition of the water soluble pencils and crayon, though I admit my highlights got a little muddy in the cellophane here. In a regular watercolor painting I wait for the watercolor paint to dry before adding deeper layers of color, but with these quick sketches my paint and paper stays wet. The deep color in the water soluble pencil glides right on, and the pencil lines can be faded in with the clean damp brush if I choose.
Posted by Melissa B. Talma