Monday, April 13, 2015

A New Series, New Support and New Medium

Monet's Makeover #1
12x16 inches
Coloured Pencil, Winsor and Newton Watercolour Markers and Micron
Micron pen on Xerox Polyester Paper
 After quite a few failed attempts with my previous series on Tash, I have gone back to what I know, which is drawing quirky and colourful animal drawings. This series features Monet the mouse who adds colour, mischief and fun to the world around him. I have used a new surface for this drawing - the Xerox Polyester paper which is very similar in feel and application to drafting film, only it is a solid white colour and is heavier in weight.


This first image shows how I used the Winsor and Newton Watercolour markers to underpaint the tortoise.


It can be hard to get deep darks on the polyester paper using coloured pencils alone, and so for the head and feet of the tortoise, I used the Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent pens to underpaint.


Monet mouse was drawn in using mostly only coloured pencils (Polychromos, Pablos, Verithins, Derwent Studio).


One of the great things about the Polyester paper is that you can use a blade, abrasive eraser or Fibreglass brush to scratch out highlights and textures as I have done in the shell of the tortoise.

Stay tuned and hopefully, there will be more to add to this series :)

5 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh what a fun and whimsical painting! I think it is fabulous, Karen!

Karen Hull said...

Thank you Crimson Leaves - I really appreciate the encouragement xx

Debra Keirce said...

See, this is why I love you karen! You are always trying new things and starting new series... a kindred spirit!

Debra Keirce said...

I love how you are always finding new things to try!

Karen Hull said...

Thanks Deb for your lovely support xx