Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day Lily on Dura-Lar

I'd never tried using CP on Dura-Lar film. Used it today when my I wanted to capture some of the summer beauty outside. The film is fantastic... it's FAST, smooth, takes about 5 or 6 layers... and you can use the reverse side as well! I colored with purple on the reverse side to create some shadowed areas; with red behind the leaf to create darkness.

Benefits? Work is FAST. You can erase mistakes. You can draw in a sketchbook and then trace your work... and you're ready to go. I used Prismacolor, Polychromos, and Lyra pencils on it... no problem

The only drawback I can see is that every mark shows. I'll have to work more carefully next time, using better strokes. Next step... Yupo paper. Wheee!


  1. This is lovely. I never thought of using Dura lar film like this, very interesting. I use it if I have a painting I'm not sure about the next step, then I put it over the painting and paint, if I like how it looks then paint tha on the painting, if wipe off the Dura lar and try something else. Good trial and error film.

  2. That's a good idea, Pamela. I must try that as well. And if I cut a sheet of Dura-lar into small enough pieces, I can take it with me out while sketching...