Thursday, November 17, 2011

AEDM 2011: Day 17 Inspiration

For Art Every Day Month I show each day what I created the day before.

This is my table on Nov. 16th. A right handed artist drying the white base with a hair drier in her right hand and a camera in the left one. The Pro Multitasker at work.

One of the great things about Art Every Day Month is blog hopping. That´s how I found the Pink Sparkle Goddess blog. I absolutely loved her signs specially the "letting go of the fear" one. It totally related to my "Face my fears" series. I left her a message I´d be borrowing this one and giving her the due credit.
First step, writing.
Second, watercolour pencils & pen.
What I learnt today:
*pencil #2 (HB) is soft and will transform the watercolour pencil colour with a grey hue.
*putting the watercolour pencil´s tip into water doesn´t give you much control of where the colour goes. A big drop of coloured water is a very real risk. Yes, it happened. ;)
*Going over the inside of the letter with a fine tip brush first and colouring in later works best.
*It´s not necessary to use an ultra fine point brush. A slightly bigger tip works better for an even stroke.
Third: mistakes can be covered if you blot the whole page. True story.
What did you learn today?

8 comments:

Serena said...

It's wonderful when artists inspire other artists. Your sign turned out really nice! I've never dipped the watercolour pencils directly in the water first but I do use a wet brush to pick up colour from the tip of the pencil. I guess it would depend on what effect you're wanting to achieve.

I enjoy reading your process and thoughts on the different techniques you're trying out.

~ Serena :)

We Three 3 said...

that is a great sentinment! I'll wet the paper and draw rigth damp paper, that is fun to try too:) I like the idea of dipping the pencils in the water!

Camilla said...

Neat project - I've got some Derwent Inktense pencils that would be great for this!

Thanks for sharing :)

dandelionlady said...

That's wonderful. I feel that way a lot. Fear is such a challenge for me to break through sometimes. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

rajns (carolyn) said...

Really love all the colors - it adds even more power the message for me! I need this message too!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

It is fun to watch yo try different things, and I had a student who swore by dipping the pencils... I never had much luck with that myself... great sentiment on the quote isn't it xx

Amy said...

I love that sentiment! Fear is my biggest downfall!

tammy vitale said...

wonderful sentiment, beautifully rendered!

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