Sunday, December 30, 2007
I collected some pretty leaves and decided to try out different media with them. I'm counting this as challenge 62: draw a previous challenge in a different medium than you normally use.
I drew this sweet gum leaf in colored pencil.
Then I painted it in watercolor.
I used watercolor, Caran D'Ache water soluble crayons and colored pencil with this leaf.
Watercolor with this leaf.
These were done in my Raffine sketchbook, which has nice stiff paper for most things, but I really don't care for how I can't rework watercolor well on it. Seems like the first wash has to be the only wash. I suppose that would be good training for making the first wash count, though.
Wow, it's been a while since I posted to this blog. I guess I have been busy with other stuff. Here is challenge 145, draw or paint a tree in autumn. I went out to the Shaw Nature Reserve when colors were at a glorious peak, and this tree, although truly lopsided, was so colorful, I had to try and capture the color. It was just amazing.