Thursday, April 25, 2013

Resistance Is Futile

Part of the lesson plan for this week. Crayon resist with simple tools. I used a box of good ol' Crayolas to draw and color some iris on a scrap of Arches Text Wove. Then I painted over the drawing with blue watercolor. The areas of paper that were still white absorbed the watercolor. The wax crayon areas resisted the watercolor. The effect gives a stained glass effect.

Any color watercolor will work. Originally, I did the drawing using black watercolor. The drawing looked like iris at night. They looked fine, but not what I really had in mind. So rule of thumb, if your drawing is made of dark colors, use a light watercolor. If your drawing is light or bright, use a dark watercolor.

What are you working on today?