Sunday, June 22, 2008
I had done a sketch of a small ceramic box that I have --I did it in pen- then did a watercolor wash over it. I was not at all happy with it and just made notes to myself regarding lessons learned and never intended to put it up on the blog. Today I decided to reward myself for doing only ink sketches all week and went back and did the ceramic box in colored pencil, one of my favorite mediums.
Here is what I think -The perspective is still off - I think that if I had taken more time to get the perspective a little better in the first ink sketch I would have liked it as much or more than the color pencil piece -- I spent maybe five or ten minutes on the first piece and probably close to two hours on the pencil piece - I have not worked with water color seriously since the 3rd grade - so, I think, with practice, ink and watercolor washes will allow me to be more creative and spontaneous --
I am really glad I am forcing myself to try something different & that I joined EDM