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...