Monday, June 18, 2007

Trying out watercolour pencils

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I bought some watercolour pencils at Lincraft today and have never used this kind of pencil before. So I just added pencil marks, a brush and water to a pen sketch I did yesterday - of the bell-ringers tables before the concert started at Wesley Church. Okay, okay, I exaggerate the colours a bit!

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Blogger Rah Kyndl said...

A visual feast...where the colors out-ring the bells! In fact, I can hear them from here.
Nice job...and your drawings present a slice of life I-for one-would not be privy to otherwise. Cool.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Rah Kyndl,
Thanks, I checked out your blog very quickly and will go and have a closer look later.
This international gift of paintings and drawings via the internet certainly beats the old days of just walking around art galleries and peering at the artwork that cost lots of money and consisted of long-gone artists, often quite boring ones at that. Though I do love visiting galleries that show the work of up-and-coming young artists.

3:25 PM  
Blogger memo said...

i like the colors! I don't think you exaggerated at all..I tried out watercolors a couple of days ago I didn't quite like their effect...did the pencils work better with giving more definition and tone?

8:02 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

watercolour pencils are not intense in colour and I had to go over and over the colours to make them rich, but then I cheated - sort of - I used Picasa to intensify the shadows - so it's a cyber picture, not physical unless I print it. The colours were too soft in my 'real' picture. I should be more subtle but I always seem to be influenced by the likes of the Expressists and even old Roualt of many years ago.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Wendy I love my watercolour pencils, I have the Derwent Inktense ones too and they do make for a stronger tone, I have a full box of all sorts of brands, sometimes I add water sometimes i dont but they can glow.
Thanks for the tutorial on my blog Mum!!(kidding)
Next time I am in Melbourne we must meet and sketch together although you are better than I am!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Penny the set I bought is Francheville and made in China - cost $3 I think.
The tutorial: oh dear, the old teaching mode kicked in I suppose - it does sometimes - wanting to organise other people!
It is very cold this week and we are having lots of rain. I don't have my love to keep me warm - he's over in Fiji at present. I had to pay for his mobile phone top-up yesterday and send a number code to him via someone else's email!

12:47 AM  
Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

The softness of watercolor is part of their charm. If softness isn't what you want, don't use watercolor!

I like it!

4:13 AM  

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