Monday, February 6, 2012

Neocolor Neophyte

Nupastel, pastel and charcoal are drawing mediums I've always loved working with. Unfortunately their big drawback is their dusty nature. So that's one added plus (among many) for using watercolor. Considering how much I enjoy both I thought I'd try Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons. Apply water to dilute and soften marks into transparent washes. Worked dry, one can make marks both bold and sensitive. And they're soft enough to smudge and blend with your fingers. Just what I like about nupastels. Pack a few sticks, some waterbrushes and a sketchbook, and you're set for anywhere-sketching.

Here are a few of my experiments...








5 comments:

  1. These are great paintings, I'd say it's you who are making the new crayons look good! Thanks for sharing your experiments with new products, I love to learn about them!

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  2. Beautiful works! I like the way these pastels have inspired you these dynamic, fluid marks.

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  3. Cool! So sad I managed to lose my Neocolor II set before I ever used them! In your hands, they are much toned down from what I've seen before. Love Kate. Who's the guy.

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  4. Thanks all! It's always a fun challenge to try new mediums. I see a lot of potential in this one!

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  5. These are great. Not a medium I've used since college... The cat works especially well in this medium.

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