Friday, July 25, 2008

Steping out and trying something new!


watercolor marbles

I found the coolest photo of marbles on WetCanvas.The light coming through and all the reflections was just too inviting. I had to try it! (and it fits EDM challenge 61-draw a grouping of 2 or more objects!)

I pulled out the Prismacolor watercolor pencils, the Inktense and Graphitint pencils and went to work. I did this in about 2 hours of futzing and putzing. I'm not totally satisfied. Some of it actually worked but parts I over worked and started turning to mud and not getting the right colors.

I'm still figuring out how to use all the watercolor pencils and not using any ink. This was really hard for me. I'm going to try doing it again and see what I end up with.

Any constructive comments most gratefully accepted. :)

Hope you have a great Friday evening!
Cheers, SB

11 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

NIce job on these...I to find it so hard to leave my pen out of my drawings...You did well here! :)

Mindy said...

I have a hard time not leaving pens out, too! I like the marbles. We all look at our work and see things we'd change - but that's part of the process. Good job of stretching!

kazumiwannabe said...

I like it a lot. The light and colors of the round marbles are great, and the background adds to the harmony. Very nice!

Georgina said...

I really like this one.

purplepaint said...

Stephanie - this is great! I love doing marbles! I think you did an awesoeme job with the colored pencils! Marva

Ann said...

This is really nice! I like how you got the reflected color in the shadows. You did a great job with the watercolor pencils!

Andres said...

Good job on the spheres & reflections

bunnywilson said...

Stephanie, I love the intensity and depth of the colors! The background makes the marbles really stand out, too. Are you doing these in a regular sketch moleskine or a watercolor moleskine?

Stephanie said...

this was done using 140# watercolor hotpressed paper cut about 5.5 x 4.25 size. I don't have any moleskines except for a couple Cashiers books. :)

thanks for all the kind comments!

freebird said...

Great marbles. That large one makes up for any "mud" in another.

Deb said...

What a beautiful job! I certainly have no criticism, just a little green color *G*.