I saw Cathe’s Valentine’s Day post over at Amaryllis Log recently and just had to try to capture the essence of her beautiful flowers in my art journal.
Lately, I’ve been fascinated with Neocolor II water-soluble crayons. I realized I’ve not done much realistic work with them, and thought I’d try to remedy that. This ^^ is just the initial sketch on the page, before brushing with any water. The nice thing about sketching with a water-soluble medium is that the drawing will be melting into the painting.
Amazing what the water does to the initial sketch! After liquefying the initial color, I did go back and add just a bit more to darken my dark values. I was pleased with the end result. I just can’t resist this medium! The ease, control, buttery softness, and vibrancy of color all make them a real pleasure to work with. I think what I love most is that they help me to quickly capture my feelings as I look at my subject. I can easily lift out color after liquefying if I’ve gone a bit too heavy with the initial sketch, and in no time at all, I’m finished! And at the end of a long day…..that’s often exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks again, Cathe, for sharing your lovely photo!
Happy Tuesday, and I hope you have time to exercise your art muscles today! Peace.