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?


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!

Anonymous 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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