Sunday, 14 February 2010

Dutchman WIP

This was an excercise with the new Derwent watercolour pencils (the ones with the dark blue barrel). I only have a small selection but I really like them and hope to get the complete set. I applied several layers of pencil blended with a damp water-brush, added more layers and dampened again until I achieved the depth of colour. There is no dry pencil on top. The paper is a beige Stonehenge. I now have to decide what to do with the background.

4 comments:

sue said...

Great subject Pauline - look forward to seeing what you decide to do with the background.

I have two sets of the old derwent watercolour pencils (bought one and won one)and I've never used them in 3 years ... must be braver!!

Bev said...

He turned out really well Pauline, I like his trousers, you managed to get the colours spot on. I think what you have done with the cobbles worke well. He really doesnt need any more doing to it. IMO.

Jenni said...

Great picture, I like the intensity of the colours. I've never tried this method of working, I must give it a try. I only have the grey Derwent wc pencils. How do they differ from the new ones?

Pauline said...

Thanks Bev I am considering doing a bigger version of this one with the largest piece of paper I can find and doing a muted background first!
Sue and Jenni if you get the chance try the new Derwent pencils they are so different to any other makes I have tried especially if you want to put the dry pencil directly on the paper and then wet it rather than make a pan/palette. Most other W/C pencils seem to leave the drawing lines. Also the new ones seem much better for layering colours too providing you leave to dry between each application.