Watercolor pencil tryout

6/12/2012 08:34:00 PM Edit This 11 Comments »
Last evening I sat on the front porch and played with my watercolor pencils. I have a small set of Derwents and a larger set of Inktense, neither of which I have much experience with. (By the way, I'm trying to do this on my iPad, which I'm just learning how to use, so please overlook the goofs ... Thank you very much!).

 Back to the pencils.  Anyway, I decided to do a rough sketch of a begonia plant ... I thought I'd better tell you what it is so you wouldn't have to try to figure it out. I first drew it with an 01 micron pen (or maybe it was a 005, but then who cares?). After that I colored it in with the pencils, starting with the Derwents, then adding the Inktense colors later. After that I used my water brushes to wet the colors to see what happens. Clearly I have a lot to learn about this medium, but I was happy to be drawing again and it was fun to play with my toys!

Since I wasn't able to download (upload?) the picture from my desktop, I have to finish this at home.  (I bet you were wondering about that, weren't you ... Not!).  So, here is the begonia plant:



Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

11 comments:

Peachtreeart said...

Looks like you are coming along very well with the wc pencils!

Ann said...

Ooooh...so very nice! Beautiful begonia! Makes me want to use my watercolor pencils!

Vicki Holdwick said...

It's rather a nice begonia plant, I must say.

Nice to see you doing art again.

See you in the morning. Payton won't be joining us.

xoxo

Sandy B said...

This is so delicate - keep up the great work. I do not have Inktense pencils - they sound great.
Sandy

Louise said...

Hi Nancy, how pretty your begonia plant is! I like the hints of the colorful little pot it is standing in. Your comment about which pen size you used made me chuckle, since those are always the strange little facts that I feast upon. A slave to the details! Lovely post, it has made me feel all summery on this...um....summery morning :) Louise

marancat said...

This is lovely - especially the colours. I hope we shall be seeing more!

Sandra said...

Looks to me that you are getting the hang of the watercolor pencils. Sometimes they work for me and other times I wonder what I'm doing.

Shirley said...

Kate Johnson has a great miniclass on watercolor pencils that you can take any time. I love mine and often just touch my brush to the point and pull off pigment to paint with. They are really versatile.

meegan said...

lovely work - so delicate. i hope you like your inktense pencils, i love mine. They do kind of jump put at you though and takes a bit of getting use to. Keep going!

Cathy Holtom said...

Lovely colours, I bet it was fun to do!

Jutta FaithDance said...

very nice! I don't know the two types of wc pencils you used but I am fascinated how you used them in combination.