When I do decide to pick something up I'm undecided as to which medium I'm actually going to stick to, on each project. It's quite a dilemma. Therefore, you'll find most of my art pieces are mixed medium. For this sketch piece I decided to work with colored and chalk pencils. I'm not a fan of color pencils, because I don't think they blend as beautifully as chalk and charcoal. But they're always conveniently nearby.
Well, that's enough texty-text. Here are i pesci (fish) for this surprise rainy weather.
The B/W version:
|Pencil sketch of Angel Fish (upper left); simple fish (right); eel (lower left)|
Here's the color version I'm still working on...
|Angel fish (top left); mechanical fish (right); eel (bottom left)|
I may start over on the yellow Angel fish just because I'm not quite happy with how the chalk took to the color pencil surface....because of the waxy-like texture of the color pencil obvi. ugh. I like my mechanical fishy waaaaay better in blending. I started with the chalk pencils and did some highlights in color pencil. It can use more highlights, and shadowing.
The background was initially going to be charcoal black..but I didn't want to create too much contrast. Sadly I have not a dark blue medium in chalk. I may just paint over with a deeper shade of blue or stick with a charcoal black background.
I think I'll play around with my watercolors and ink next. I love the flexibility in light-dark shades of color.
Tutti Amo! <3