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Old 10-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Decmusic Decmusic is offline
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Two quick drawings

Hi all,

I had some time on a train today, so I drew a quick (45 minutes) watercolour pencil drawing, loosely based on a photo I found online (Lakeland pencils - had to leave my Fabers at home and a derwent water brush). Then at lunch a friend asked me to do an abstract watercolour - I gave myself an hour and just drew. Turns out what was in my head ended up as a giant shiny bird sitting on a volcano. Who knew? Both done on postcard size watercolour paper.

I'm a total beginner in this medium (these two would be my 3rd and 4th attempts) so any advice will be much appreciated!


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Old 10-14-2014, 02:42 AM
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Re: Two quick drawings

I looked to see how and where you applied your color....you certainly had the right idea, but the wrong pencils! I looked them up on the web...one reviewer said to use hot rather than cool/warm water to help release the colors (they are meant for younger children). Best advice, carry your Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils or get some Derwent (not Lakeland) pencils. Please use those. But, as I said above, if your colors were applied with full intensity, you would have some lovely blending and some luminous color working for you!

I think, also, that children with a penchant for art, be given quality art supplies to work with. How frustrating it must be for them to want to create something, and not have the right tools!

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Old 10-15-2014, 10:44 AM
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Welcome Dan! You certainly have the right excitement for making art and drawing is an important first step. Margarete has some great tips. Painting or drawing daily is what's helped me so much. Hope to see more of your work here.
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Wonderful sketches! I love volcanoes myself!
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