Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Color Version


Here is my painted version of the peony from the September virtual sketch date. It is done with Derwent inktense watercolor pencils on pastelboard. This was my first time using the pastelboard. It holds watercolor paint like it was an acrylic. It just doesn't move and that was very different from using paper.

This was my first time with the inktense pencils as well. They are surprising. It takes the lightest touch with them, especially with the darker colors. When you put the water to the strokes, they just explode with color

4 comments:

Rose Welty said...

Jan, this is really nice - love those petals. Thanks for sharing about your process, something to try!

The Tile Lady said...

Really interesting reading about your medium in this work. I do like the colored "sketch" better of the two and think it turned out wonderfully. I will have to try this medium myself.

kay susan said...

Just caught up with this Jan, its nice! I bought some Inktense pencils, but so far I've only suceeded in making a mess!

Kellie Hill said...

Oh, this is lovely- you kept all of the wonderful delicacy of your original drawing, and then the way you use the water/pencils adds so much! Looking forward to seeing you experiment more with that technique :)