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Hello and greetings to my 2.3 followers. Today I'm posting once again from my trusty drawing pad, but these have a twist. I have been doing some experimenting with my drawings lately. Yes, they are drawn with pens as usual, but I have been adding thin washes of ink to them. It's taken a bit of time to get used to controlling the way that ink will flow on the drawing. The first thing is, you can't control it, it does what it does and you have to be prepared for what happens. I'll tell you it's a lot of fun!
I am also playing with adding watercolor to my drawings as well. Not "real" watercolors, but watercolor pencils. They are really cool actually. Just color as you would normally with colored pencils, then just brush on some water. Nifty! Once I get comfortable using watercolrs, I may start using more traditional watercolors.
I realize now, that I may have bitten off a bit more than I could chew. I had in all earnestness planned to create a drawing a day. Unfortunately life does get in the way and I was about six short last month and I have missed a day or two already in August. I won't say that this is alright, but I know that I must do better, and I will. Heck, with vacation and all I didn't even get the drawings scanned until yesterday!
So, below are the drawings from July and the beginnings of August. Happy Drawing!
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As promised in my last post, I said that when I finished the painting of Bilbo I'd post it. Well here it is. I really had a great time coloring this piece. I used the French Wash technique, but this time I used much darker colors. I really like the way that Bilbo both stands out from the background, yet coming from the background as well.
Lessons learned: Prismacolor colored pencils can be smeared, blurred, or whatever adjective you choose to use when you brush raw turpintine over them. The results were pretty cool in my opinion. Enjoy.
This is a drawing that I have been meaning to do since I saw the first Hobbit film. I really can't say how long it took me to draw since I was drawing it when I had a bit of time here, and a bit of time there. This is only the first step for this piece as I am going to add thin washes of oil paint and some other things to this piece. Don't worry, I'll upload the finished piece and post it when I'm done.