Doodle Tres

Without ink outline and details

With ink outline and details

Well, as I planned, I got out my old set of regular Derwent Watercolor Pencils and and used them for this third and last exercise.  I have to admit that the colors from the Inktense set were, in fact, brighter, both going onto the paper and as the water was applied.  I had to work harder to get as much color as I was aiming for using the regular set.   In the middle of the exercise, it occurred to me that I really should have done these on watercolor paper to have a true test.  In the future, when I decide to complete something using w/c pencils, I’ll run a short test on probably 140 lb paper and see what the difference is.

I still have a problem, however, with the Inktense lead color not representing the final color well.  It really means making up a sample sheet with the colors and their names for future use and filling in several colors that weren’t represented in the set that I got  (like a true red, for instance).

Well, this was a fun exercise and I hope you enjoyed my efforts.  Any questions about what I did (or anything else, of course, are more than welcome!)   Enjoy!

7 Responses to “Doodle Tres”

  1. thom says:

    that was a GREAT exercise. Interesting to read about the color disparity and the need for testing first.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks, Thom. I admit, I was startled when I picked up a brown pencil and the color after adding water, the color was very red. You can see that on the path in the landscape. The grass shadows were done with a brown-looking pencil……not so. And the red, came out very pinkish. Inktense has gotten a lot of promotion when it came out, so I was surprised by the color problems.

  3. leila Schnyder says:

    it’s interesting to see a subject done two different ways. The dog in the first picture looks soft to touch, but the second one looks more like a wire haired dog. A simple change in medium makes such a diff in content!

  4. Doris says:

    What a cutie. I love his eyes.

    I agree with what Leila says.

    And I say it every time, but I love it when you do drawings of animals!

  5. admin says:

    Thank you Doris. Just for you, I’ll do some more! (Well, and for Leila and Elaine and Karen and Karen……requests have been coming in, so I guess I should get busy, huh?)

  6. Susy Lutsky says:

    I think that you have a special talent for animals, because, no matter what media you use, you capture their special expressions.

  7. admin says:

    Thank you Susy! I was raised with dogs, cats, rabbits and chickens in the country and I had two friends with horses, so I must admit I definitely have a leaning in that direction. I started drawing horses when I was nine years old. I’m more partial to dogs and cats today, but now it’s whatever comes up. I just realized that I haven’t painted a bird in ages. Maybe I should spread my wings.

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