'Flower picker', ink and pan pastels, A4 paper.
Not much to show this week as I couldn't quite get 'in-the-mood'.
In 'The flower picker ', I decided for a change to use a thin, pale, wash of ink over my scribbles and cross-hatching before applying my pan pastel colour to see the effect. ( I usually use dark washes or multiple washes of black ink over my scribbles before I add colour. This helps with tonal values in the art.)
I found that the pan pastel colours I have, don't give good darks, and if you try to apply them in thick layers, trying to get rich darks, the chalk obliterates the pen lines, which I don't really want for this approach.
Having said that, I have sent for 5 extra-dark earth shades, so when they arrive, I'll see if they are useful for dark areas....e.g., do they allow the pen lines to show through?
I could always switch to another medium for colouring....I think inktense blocks or alcohol markers might be good for adding colour to a pen and wash drawing. The problem with inktense blocks is - they are not light fast. However, I do like them!
I am enjoying experimenting, and to keep experimenting, I have enrolled for a collage class online, and I am eager to try it out. Its called 'Collaged reflections' with Lauren Rudolph on the Kara Bullock art site. It started on the 9th August.
I feel like a long nap ....like Susie. Have a great weekend.
Bye for now.