Sunday, May 11, 2014

Illustration Friday - Voyage

Did this several months ago.  It was my first attempt at using Caran d'Ache Neocolors.  Much as I love watercolors, every effort to use them ends up in an epic fail for me.  So, I thought that perhaps I might have a little more luck trying the watercolor crayons (is it okay to call them that??) and using them dry instead of wet. Also -- I admit it -- I'm an art supply junkie and the concept of artist's crayons just sounded too good to pass up.  Had to try them.  I was also using acrylic paint and watercolor pencils so I managed to accidentally wet this piece in spots that I'd intended to keep dry and I ended up with lots of ugly splotches.  Oh well.  Somehow, I still had fun with this little piece and I'm posting it as a reminder to myself that it's good to experiment regardless of the results.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Illustration Friday - Vanity

I think I created this picture for an Illustration prompt some time ago, but didn't complete it in time. I think that it might fit this week's prompt.