Friday, June 25, 2010

"Delicate Diffusion" in prog. part 2

Worked on some details today. I decided to experiment and use colored pencils and acrylic on watercolor paper. During the process I ended up gessoing over the face and arms because I wanted to paint it with oil. From now on I'm gessoing everything first before the drawing and just using acrylic as an under painting. I've found that I really dig oils better than acrylic. Hate cleaning the brushes though. After 1am and that's what I have to do right now. Hope you all enjoy the progress. I'm around 75% done which means I have uhhh.....50% to go! LoL!


  1. Do you just use the colored pencils for detailing? And does that mesh well with oils? I inherited a massive amount of prismacolors and I'm still trying to find a way to use them that doesn't look 'artsy-craftsy'...

  2. Thanks for checking it out! The colored pencil is only on the first layer before the acrylic(top left photo in image). I used gesso over the areas where I applied oil. Should have gessoed the whole board to begin with. As long as the surface is gessoed and you spray fixative over the colored pencil I think oil would probably be alright over it. Good luck and have fun with the pencils!