Thursday, September 24, 2009

Color Crazy

I didn't scan the charcoal line drawing because it looks just like my original pencil sketch. I fixed the charcoal with 2 coats of WN Workable Spray Fixative. Then I taped the edges on both sides and taped the drawing, backside facing up on several pieces of blank paper (to soften the surface) and then went crazy with the color. I'm using Caran d'ache Neocolor I crayons.
They are a bit pricey, but almost solid pigment. Sergio says to make big, bold strokes, paying particular attention to the "atmosphere" of the picture. After seeing this scanned, I think I will go back in with more darks around the outside of the drawing. Next I will take Turpenoid and start melting, blending and lifting out color. Until tomorrow.

1 comment:

tlc illustration said...

This is so very interesting. I'll be looking forward to seeing how and if you like it the further you go.