I think this was the first time I used watercolor pencils. I didn’t mix colors nor, does it seem, did I even add water! Watercolor pencils have their own personality and need to be explored on a different basis than watercolor paints.
I was watching a green heron stalk tiny air bubbles the other day. It stood up and ruffled its feathers for a bit. Shortly after that it flew away. Below is a watercolor pencil sketch (sans wash) of that ruffled moment.
Yesterday I tried out my watercolor pencils by sketching a pot full of succulents on the back porch. The result was nice, although the overall tonal range was rather flat. In today’s rendition, I began with black ink and penned the bottom parts of the leaves. I painted in the pointed tops with red paint, to represent […]
I wanted to paint with my watercolors today but I had to work in the bedroom. I dusted off my watercolor pencils, that I haven’t used very much. Earlier, I used a 2B pencil to sketch a rescued succulent that I have been nursing to health on the back porch. Below is the first stage […]