Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Treading Lightly and Carrying a Big Stick
OK, so no points for composition or color scheme on this one, but I was experimenting.
Above is a piece I've been playing around on. It was an attempt to use colored pencils in the more traditional, "light-touch" fashion. (And I did manage a light touch, until the end.) I also tried two new things: spraying a fixative for additional layers and spraying with a varnish.
When using a light touch, one needs lots of layers, so the fixative step was very useful!
The Big Stick
Spraying with a varnish was more an experiment in sealing it. Actually, it significantly brightened the colors and blended the strokes a bit, particularly where they were all one color. It was rather heart-stopping at first (although this is just experimental and not destined for anything), but then I decided I rather liked the effect the varnish brought.
So, all in all, a good fun play!
Posted by Rose Welty