Sunday, July 29, 2007
I was at this thing all week, and we did a watercolor painting, very "blah" and paint by numbers. If we did anything outside of what was asked, we got yelled at. So while waiting for the paint to dry or between the oversimplified steps, I decided to play around with my uniball pen and the paynes gray and van dyke brown we were given. I had done an ink wash on the paper, which is the warm gray in the background. It is fun to work on a pre-toned surface, it really alters the results and gives a more traditional effect. I really need to get back in the habit of doing watercolor. I found a craft brush in my old stuff, one I converted into a tool for inking, the others I'm going to devote to watercolor. They hold water so it's less mess for on the go painting. Plus, I've got this really sweet watercolor sketchbook. Leather cover, the interior pages are high quality thick watercolor paper from India. I got it a while back, but the year was so crazy I have yet to work in it.