Sunday, December 30, 2007

fall leaves

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.


Anonymous said...

I love your watercolor of this leaf. The colors are lovely. I guess you made you
first wash count!! You have given me inspiration. Bonnie in WI

simplyred said...

Was just browsing through your blog and came across these gorgeous leaves. ALL of them are beautiful. Wonderful work.

Ms. Ernie