Thursday, May 10, 2012
11x14" colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache.
I was poking around in my paper supplies and I wanted to use up some more of this lovely heavy cold press paper. I got a smokin' deal on a 10 pack but I didn't realize it doesn't take pencil all that well. It's ok but it's not great either. So I tried a few different things and it seems to love colored pencils. Graphite looks dull but the Prismacolor pencils turn out really nice and rich.
So I made this to experiment with the pencils and see if the wax would make too much of a resist for the watercolor, etc. I think I like it but it's definitely harder to do a really fine line like I'm used to with the smooth hot press paper and regular graphite pencils. It does make a little bit of a resist but not to the point that it's distracting (I hope). Plus lines in color! Very exciting. I'm going to do a few more of these and see how I feel about doing linework in different colors.
I realized (before I tried it, fortunately) that ironing transfers over the top of colored pencil would probably melt the wax and turn it into a mess. Although in the interest of science I'll have to try that on a scrap sheet of paper...