Thursday, January 22, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
This big guy was done using a new technique for me called Batik. The paper is Rives, which is thinner than watercolor paper, but can stand the trauma of the color pencil, being dipped in the water, wadded up into a ball, ironed and then watercolor as the last step. This technique is perfect for elephants because they are naturally wrinkled. I will keep trying this because the outcome is always a surprise. You never know.
This painting is from a group called "Ocean worshipers". Its a group on the wevsite I draw and paint. This painting is 1/4 sheet Arches 140# cold press. The scan looks much darker than IRL. I love the canoers and water. I think the sky is too dark. The water is great.