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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Watercolor Pencil Play - Baby Steps

I asked for and received this set of 72 watercolor pencils for Christmas.

watercolor pencils

One of my usual responses to gifts like this, even things I want, is to put them aside until I'm ready to use them. This is another of my "Ray Junior" qualities. My dad did this all the time. Can something like this be genetic?

Anyway, this time I'm not going to never get around to playing. I've been watching a lot of videos of how to use them, and there is no ONE right way.

So tonight I just fooled around. I drew this out of my head, which is why some of the proportions are a little off and the beak is too dark. I was more interested in what the pencils would do than the finished product.

watercolor pencil drawing of a cardinal

In general, I think these are going to be a good medium for me. I've always been better with pencils and pens than brushes. The fingers have better control than the arm.

I added some details with a plain old gel pen.

So, this isn't anything wonderful, but it's a start.

In other news: I finally figured out what the problem was with the cover for the DMS Mistletoe paperback. It's now uploaded for approval in their line, which can take up to 3 days, but doesn't usually. I cleaned up some of the Christmas mess and did laundry.

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Ann said...

It's quite good. Way better than what I could do. I have watercolor pencils but haven't used them much.

Lin said...

I have a set of watercolor pencils and I LOVE them! I love how the image changes when you add water. I am signing up for a watercolor class this winter. I don't know if I will be any good with it...but I'm going to find out!

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