Life has been very busy recently in March. I haven’t had much time to do much of anything. Because I needed to PLAY a little bit as a break from work and play with something that didn’t take much time….
I have been playing with water soluble pencils. I love, love, love these new tools. So much pigment…such great colors. I bought them because I was going to be taking some online journaling classes and thought I might want them for the classes, plus my curiosity was piqued about them. I have used the water soluble crayons before, but these are a little different.
I have a 5.5″ x 8″ visual journal with 140 lb. watercolor paper. I decided to do color washes using the pencils on some of the pages as a warm up exercise of play. On some of them I doodled in ink, on some I tested stencils. Most likely none of these are finished, but will have more added to them over time.
The next one is a blind drawing done with charcoal, then it was wetted. After that I tried various pens and water soluble pencils.
More new tools…a water soluble charcoal pencil and a water brush. The brush has a barrel to hold water in it. So when you use water soluble pencils, crayons or charcoal, you just squeeze a little bit of water down to the brush tip and voila! you can paint!