Friday, July 3, 2009

Watercolor Pencils & June Blythe Runway Entry

I've really gotten into using watercolor pencils in my art journal. I now have 3 different brands in various colors, so now I'm getting an idea of what I like in them.

I had Crayola watercolor pencils for awhile, and never really used them that much. I bought a set of Prismacolors, and since it didn't have any flesh shades, I picked up some Faber Castell Aquarelles since that's what I found available as single pencils.

I am really liking the Aquarelles, when you wet them, the pencil strokes really blend away easily, where I don't think the Prismacolors do as well. The Prisma's take a LOT more water to blend - even more than the cheapie kid-aimed Crayolas. I think that as I use up the Prismas, I'll replace the colors with equivalents in the Aquarelles.

Off the topic of pencils, here is my entry for the June Blythe Runway Challenge:

Araminta the Protestor

Everyone got the same two fabrics and had to try and use them evenly. Check out the rest of the entries at the group - there are some AMAZING entries there!


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