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Bookmark #2

This is the second scrap of watercolour paper I had left over. Having had fun with doing the first bookmark I did another one. It is amazing how I  can forget the reality around myself when I am colouring. When I had finished the bookmark I felt wonderfully refreshed and relaxed.

Bookmark #1

bookmark, coloured with markers.

I had two strips of watercolour paper left off from the last painting, and so I decided to do some marker colouring on them and maybe use them as bookmarks.

I didn’t draw the whole piece in one, so you can see various patterns on the bookmark, and also various colour combinations.

Reptile creature

Coloring: Reptile creature

There is a group on deviantart.com which is called “color-me-club”, with loads of lineart to colour. With this reptile creature I used markers (Shinhan touchmarkers, promarkers, stylefile markers) and my polychromos coloured pencils.

Another little monster

This is just a little colouring exercise. I found the lineart on the web. printed it out on a piece of copy paper and began to colour it with markers. Then I fetched my coloured pencils (polychromos from Faber-Castell) and went over the marker with them to give the drawing some depth. I finally went over the pencil marks with the marker again, thus spreading the pigments.

 

Caught between Rocks

I was curious what colours I could create mixing violet and blue and violet and red. And I wanted to find out whether you could leave marks with coloured pencils on an acrylic painting. Yes, you can, as you can see in the painting above.

The violet I used is 75 ml College Acrylic from Schmincke, and the yellow is 14ml tube Artist’s Acrylic from Winsor&Newton. It has a lovely creamy consistence. The violet is a bit more llquid, but it gives you the pigments as well. The very cheap acrylic paints you can get don’t do not show the pigments on the tubes.

Movement

Movement

Yesterday I suddenly felt like experimenting with my cheap Acrylic paints. With experimenting I mean trying out colour mixing, experimenting with how much water and how much paint to load on my brush and things like that. I really didn’t intend to create a painting.

But things happen, and suddenly a painting began to emerge. The good thing with acrylics is that you can paint over your painting until you are satisfied. Of course I learnt a lot about colour mixing as well – that you can darken your green by adding the complimentary colour, red. That you can glaze and make the first layer still shining through; that you can create opaqueness by adding a speck of white, and, and, and. I also made the experience that I could totally dive into the world of colours and shapes and forget everything around me – a beautiful experience!

Dragon

Dragon. Markers and coloured pencils on paper.

I love dragons, and I love to draw them. I drew this dragon after having watched a video tutorial. The pattern on the skin of the dragon however is my very own. I used markers and coloured pencils on top of them, and markers again.

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