Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer of Color: Week Four

The colors for this week are charcoal gray and pale pink. Perfect for my obsession with working with charcoal, and made for an obvious approach for me.

Summer of Color: Week 4

I started out this one by toning my paper with a pink watercolor wash. Like last week, I smeared vine charcoal over it to give it a little depth. Then I drew the portrait on top. I debated adding more to this but decided to stop here. It's simple and gave me hope that I can still draw people, even if there is room to improve.

Warm washes

And because I had my watercolors out, I played a little bit more. I was going to draw on top of them but didn't like what I was doing. After taking off my drawing, I am going to leave this until I know what it will become. I may end up using it as a background for something else, or I might cut it up to use in some other manner. It was fun to just lay color down with no purpose.

Linking up with Twinkle, Twinkle.

7 comments:

Tracey Fletcher King said...

great drawing and a perfect way to use the colour prompt... and the bottom page will make a wonderful background to something else... will be fun to see what it becomes...xx

Deborah Weber said...

Lovely drawing! And I love your impromptu watercoloring - delicious colors.

Kristin Van Valkenburgh said...

xo

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love them both! Such a wonderful way to use this week's soft SOC colors!

Tammy N said...

Great idea to do a watercolor wash under the charcoal. Turned out very nice!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful work!

Natasha said...

I love your portrait. It has so much character and fabulous use of the colours from last week. Great work. :)