Sunday, June 14, 2015

Experiment in Drawing Color - 20x30 Canvas


Hello to all my artistic encouragers!  

Sharing today my first ever drawing - free hand.  So take a deep breath and don't expect too much... OK??!!  I can tell you - at first, I was ready to just wipe it out... but honestly, it has grown on me.  

AND... it is much prettier in person too!! 

It was done with:
Neocolor II Watercolor
Lindy's Glitz Spritz Scintillating Silver
Distress Stain/Paint
Brushed Pewter
Antique Linen
Picket Fence
Old Paper

And I just started drawing.  

I can draw a silly little flower and a butterfly. Hmmm - I should draw you one to show you... just a minute...

This little combo is all I have even drawn - even in childhood I couldn't draw.  Now I have added hair to a stamped image and some doodle type lines here and there... but I have never just started out drawing free hand before.  Out of comfort zone... for sure.

But it was rather fun and I will do it again - hoping to maybe get better as the saying goes - practice makes perfect (sometimes)!!

Oh and in case you have not used the Neocolor II's - you first draw your image - or at least that's what I did - and then you use a brush and water to spread the pigments.  Many people also use outlines but I just wanted mine to be "free" drawing - no lines except those made by the watercolors. 

Here is the results: 

The first thing I did was used the distress stains and paints to make a neutral background with just the four colors.  I just wasn't thinking and didn't take a picture of it before I started to add the Neocolor II colors.  I sure wish I would have done so.  But it was just lines of paint - mostly horizontal but a few short verticals.

See the shimmer in pic above from the Lindy's Glitz Spritz!?

So there you have it... 

I know some of you are smiling... but the nice thing is... you love me and accept my artistic endeavors unconditionally and for that... I say... thanks bunches.  You just WATCH... I will get better!!! 
Big Hugs. j. 

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So happy to have the opportunity to join the following challenge: 

Mixed Media Place: Creative Gym
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Exercise 8 - Drawing by Athanasia

Drawing using Neocolor II Watercolors



Gayle Price said...

Thank you so much for joining our challenge this month at Mixed Media Place. I am so happy you just "did it"....took pen, pencil, crayon, paint brush to paper and drew ! Your drawing is soft, interesting, emotive and beautiful....I am thinking Monet. Please don't stop now you have started.

Sandra Wright. said...

In a word...stunning...xx

Athanasia said...

Wow this looks amazing!!! I love the colors and really enjoyed watching the step by step process! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Mixed Media Place!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Love your canvas and the colors! As Gayle says, I'm so happy you did it, and didn't wipe it out! Sometimes it's really fun to challenge yourself! Even if it doesn't make you happy at first look.The most important is to have fun doing it!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Mixed Media Place!

Tusia Lech said...

Wow!! Dreamy and magical!! Thank you for joining Mixed Media Place challenge!

Pascale B. Scrap said...

Great work, your canvas is fantastic! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge! This canvas is awesome! Love the style of it!

butterfly said...

Beautiful freehand work, Joi - love the line sketches as well as your soft and lovely Neocolour flowers - so pretty.
Alison xx