...I know that probably doesn't sound like a lot of fun for some. But we had a good time at the workshop. As I mentioned last week, I attended a colored pencil workshop this past weekend in Memphis. We experimented and played with colored pencils, paint thinner, watercolor, rubber cement, and enjoyed spending time with like minded artists. Kate Lagaly was our instructor. She is an award winning colored pencil teacher/artist who is very creative. I thought I would share a few photos of my experiments. None of them are finished. We tried so many different techniques and pictures to choose from, that I just barely got started on some of them. But I got some great ideas! And I enjoy being the student too!
This drawing of the boy is done in several steps.
Step 1: Drizzle rubber cement on watercolor paper.
Step 2: Paint watercolor washes on top of the dried rubber cement.
Step 3: Drizzle more rubber cement and let dry.
Step 4: Paint more watercolor washes.
Step 5: Add another layer of cement and paint (optional)
Step 6: Remove rubber cement with a rubber cement 'picker upper' (not sure the technical term! )
Step 7: Transfer drawing onto paper. (We used a white Saral transfer paper)
Step 8: Start adding colored pencil values and color mixtures with colored pencils.
Here is a link to the Memphis CPSA blog: Click here.
The next one is just colored pencil on a light colored matboard. There are no watercolor layers. This is how far I got on it. I'm not sure that I will have time to finish it, but I may work on it more, just a little bit, to get the swan to show up better.
Now back to working on a pen and ink drawing for a customer and creating more clay hearthomes. I will be at John's Creek Art Festival October 27 & 28th, 2012. So, I have a lot to do!