Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ten minute experiment


I set the timer for ten minutes and first sketched this spent hibiscus with water color pencils - then I gave myself another ten minutes and used my Pitt Brush Pens-
I was able to get a lot more depth with the Pitt Brush Pens - I used the grays for a value sketch and then went in with the colors over that -the pitts sketch was under 10 minutes and I felt like I wanted more time to go back in and develop the darks with the watercolor pencils
- I think so much is about learning to use your tools--

5 comments:

Carol said...

Thanks for this sketch and commentary. I think yes (and will spend the rest of my life working on) learning to use to tools. But also learning what it is you like. The two images were very different. Personally, I loved the watercolor the best because it captured the papery quality of hibiscus. But it has to be about what resonates for you, the artist.

lyn said...

Nice work with pitt pens. I tried the shades of grey 6 pen set and didn't like them. Yours looks so good I'll give them another try!

meinhild said...

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Stephanie said...

I havn't ever done a shades of gray tone drawing and then colored over it. sounds like and interesting experiment-- you could even try doing the watercolor pencils over the gray tone drawing and see what that does too. I like them both for different reasons. great job!

Christie said...

Both are beautiful, and have very different qualities. What I love about this exercise is your willingness to experiment. I've read alot about griselle (SP?) painting (color over neutral) and love the results.