Saturday, January 10, 2009

Batik elephant

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.

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