Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Going Outside the Lines

One more crayon painting. I started all the crayons with a light wash and then gradually built up, over four or five layers, the colors. After the first layer I used my finger to take off some color right down the middle of each crayon. Finally I added some color from the adjoining crayons. For the coloring book character I first thought about using crayons for the color but changed my mind and used watercolors. I took the white crayon and made small dashes in the area that I wanted to paint. The white resisted the blue, red and brown paint giving it, I hope, a crayon look.