Monday, November 30, 2009

Water Color Project for Mat Tech

For my Materials and Techniques class we had to do a watercolor page on top of inks on top of pencils. I really hate watercolors but you gotta do what you gotta do. Here's my step by step process:

First off I did blue pencil, and some red pencils. I got ahead of myself and started on graphite before I was done with the blue line.

Then I do everything in Graphite, some people won't recommend this but I used mostly a mechanical pencil, I used some other sizes or artists pencils as well.

Next was Inking, the blue is where I taped off the edges of the picture. I used different sizes of micron, white ink, brush pen, and higgins black ink.

Last was dreadful watercolors. I know the coloring isn't great, I learned this in the critique but I've never had a nack for water colors and no matter how much I work with them I don't really progress. it's not fun or enjoyable for me so I stay away from them. People can do amazing things in water color, don't get me wrong, I'm just not one of them.

In the end I think I got an A on this project, but probably more of an A for Effort type deal. Just a hint to everyone, NEVER buy me watercolors. I hope to god this is the last watercolor project i have to do but I doubt it, there is never a last one.

1 comment:

The Notorious N.A.T !!! said...

I totally disagree.....i think that you did fine using the watercolors. If you keep practicing, you'll start to really freak 'em out! I use gouache like watercolors...really watered down. I love traditional media rather than photoshop because of the human quality and the happy accidents that lead to the discovery of new techniques! I say go for it! You've got nothing to lose!