12 hours ago
Sunday, January 10, 2010
EDM 4: A mug study
A study of a mug that I was given over 20 years ago. I did this quickly using watercolor pencils. They were nice and sharp--electric sharpener--and I tried to use them the way that I would colored pencils, learning from my experience with those. I think that the problem is with the paper... a bit too much tooth. I really need to start using my hot press paper when I'm using colored pencils.
I debated whether or not to try and burnish them, as CP, or blend them, as WCP. Eventually I chose the latter. Because of the density of the pencils, I got a nice thick look, and I don't think there's too much mud. A drier brush would have been better, but I was lazy, and downstairs, and used my waterbrush.
The biggest problem is with the handle. This mug definitely does not have a wavy handle. I had difficulty with the shadow under the top of the handle. Okay, this is a study, and there are opportunities for future exploration.