Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Down under...

This is a little experiment.
I'm drawing with a soft No.2 pencil (I usually work with a very hard 6H pencil),
coloring all the different elements with watercolor
and giving the whole drawing a watercolor wash
with the background color (in this case: turquoise mixed with white).
I'm loving that as I apply the background wash it picks up a little of the watercolor
from the different elements and the colors mix up a little.
Did that make any sense?

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5 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Carlene said...

Wow, that really works! It gives it such a nice, glowing sort of transparency, particularly the seaweed area over there on the right. Like the sun is shining through the water.

(That worm is obviously clueless.)

6/05/2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger Mary Carmen San Vicente said...

Me gustó yo creo que el lavado del color turquesa crea esa sensación de que todo permanece compartiendo un plano, como en este caso es el agua y lo unifica. Muy bonito Geninne, como todo lo que pintas =)

6/05/2007 7:44 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

It's beautiful! I think the wash really gave it an underwater feel. Did you let it dry before doing the wash?

6/06/2007 5:27 AM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Thank you so much girls :)

Jennifer: Thanks! Yes, I let it dry before I applied the wash...but if you wet watercolors after they're dry they still run a little, and that's what gave it that effect. Thanks for visiting :)

6/06/2007 10:28 AM  
Anonymous jenny said...

oh i love it, your colors are so happy.

6/06/2007 8:29 PM  

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