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06-26-2001, 07:49 AM
an experiment/doodle with watercolor pencils
06-26-2001, 08:08 AM
Like this one, too! Loose, great style and use of color. Wish my doodles looked that good! Post more!:clap: :clap: :clap:
06-26-2001, 10:30 AM
You have a very sensual style. Gorgeous!:clap:
06-26-2001, 10:37 AM
I like the top very much, she looks evanescent; maybe the legs are a bit too thin, I have a small issue with her right leg, especially the knee area... funny thing I noticed (:confused: ), the yellow near her fingers looks a bit like she has electricity coming out of them, and if you focus on her left hand-eyes line, it suddenly has a sci-fi allure that is quite surprising... and original given the general atmosphere of the drawing...was that intended? Now that I've noticed that, I can't help not seeing it, but I quite like it like that!!! Makes it less classical
06-26-2001, 10:54 AM
ah the feet! I want them- but I understand your calling this a doodle ... very soft and sensual...
what did you think of the pencils?
Hi, I like the "doodle", did you wash the pencil or did you just use them like pencils?
06-26-2001, 12:38 PM
really cool effect and love the mood.
love seeing your work!!
06-26-2001, 06:48 PM
So much to reply to...let's see...in the original she does have feet..
somethin hadda give in the scan..Yes the light from her hands was intentional...don't ask me why..these characters have moods and demands that just appear on the page..:rolleyes: I loved the pencils!! Why didn't someone think of this before?..ummm oh yeah
the piece was wet after the main drawing was down then allowed to dry with the color wandering where it might. Then as new patterns appeared I worked with them as I saw them. In that way she kinda drew herself but there was always more to work with..one of the most difficult stages was deciding when she was finished...the whole process sounds brilliant (right?)..really it was me holding the piece under the kitchen faucet and hoping I wasn't screwing up a drawing I was becoming really intrigued with...
and btw thankyou all SO much for the feedback
06-26-2001, 07:16 PM
:eek: OMG! You held it under the tap??
Goodness you must have faith!! I'd be way way way to scared to do that, I usually just splash about with a paint brush, although this has come out like a 100 times better than any of mine!!
06-26-2001, 08:37 PM
Wonderful piece, how big is it? I, too, yearn for the feet.:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
06-27-2001, 07:43 AM
I can tell that you had a good time creating this :) Watercolour pencils are great, I have used them a lot - though never quite brave enough to hold them under the tap. You can spray them with a fine mist to get the pigment to move. There are quite a few techniques you can use with them. I really like the colours and the texture of the watercolour paper. Nice :)
This is great... there is a mystery about it that I really like. In fact tonight I am going to do a watercolour pencil drawing and put it under my kitchen tap.... You might have created a movement here :) . Maybe we should have a kitched tap project in the projects area :D
I have some questions if you dont mind....
- what kind of paper did you use?
- how big is it
- how much brush touching up did you have to do after the tap thing?
- did you use traditional watercolours (tube,pan) at all?
I'll post my results regardless of how it turns out... wish me luck
06-27-2001, 11:59 AM
Actually there were no brushes involved at all...once the initial drawing was on paper, I rinsed it once under the tap..and then blotted most of the moisture gently with a tissue..I let it dry and began working with the patterns that developed..smoothing some of the color interfaces that appeared..sometimes it was a puzzle ..found myself saying what in heck do i do with that?..(mutter mutter..groan) after that any further wetting was from an old windex spray bottle..and more very gentle blotting with tissue.
The entire piece is only 13"x7" which just exceeds the length on my hp scanner..I really need to sit down and set up the camera to do some copy work on pieces that are too large to scan directly..between work..and the new 7 mo. old time is a scarce commodity...
OH DJ...at the website there should be a button to click for joining the site..if not send me an email address and I can
send out an invitation..Cindy just joined..the site is so young we are still searching for members to exhibit,kibitz...critique ect. in fact.. that's how I found wetcanvas..an individual I invited mentioned this site...see it's working already!!
06-28-2001, 12:48 AM
Wow Bill, keep on doodling...
This would have been sure to inspire a desire to experiment.
I really like the softness you achieved with your technique!!
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