After I had bought some new blue NeocolorsII from Caran d’Ache I had to try them out – so I painted two towers and a small house in the shades of blue. The background was painted with a stabilo 68 pen and diluted with a brush.
This piece was also done with neocolourII watersoluble wax crayons and stabilo 68 pen for the background. But this time I decided to dilute the marks of the stabilo pen as well with water – and got this wonderfully textured background. You really cannot control how the background turns out when you go over the pen marks with a brush – that is the difference to the dry version.
Snake. NeocoloursII on watercolour paper
The background was done with a stabilo 68 pen. You can create nice textures by changing the directions of the strokes.
I painted the snake by applying some of the shavings of the watersoluble wax crayons with a brush and by taking the pigments off the crayons with a wet brush. I noticed, that I had to be careful not to have too much water on my brush when I did the latter – otherwise the paint is far too watery and liquid.
This is my contribution to the August challenge of the Floral and Botanicals Forum over at Wetcanvas – Foxgloves.
I used the shavings of my neocolourII watersoluble wax crayons, diluted with a grop of water, applied with a brush. I used one of the reference photos there as a general inspiration and guideline.
Triangles. NeocolourII on watercolour paper.
Here I played with the geometrical form of triangles and with warm and cool colours. I also mixed making marks with the crayons on the paper with applying the colour with the brush.
Bird. NeocolorII on watercolour paper
After having done quite a lot of abstract paintings I wanted to try something more real – a little bird, sitting on a branch. It is not realistic, though, but it can be identified as a bird, I think. Of course there is not bird in such colours – so it is kind of a fantasy bird.
I am still excited about the ways you can use those watersoluble wax crayons – in this painting I didn’t make any marks with the crayons and only applied the paint with a brush.
The background was done with a stabilo 68 pen. Some might wrinkle their noses because of the streaks; however, they didn’t happen – I very intentionally created them when I coloured with the stabilo 68 pen.