Saturday, April 19, 2008

Watercolor Pencils are Fabuloso

Don't try to impress your friends by using the word fabuloso. After I used it twice in Italy I was told it doesn't exist in the Italian language, but it does sound like I knew what I was talking about. However, try using watercolor pencils in the fashion I just started using after I studied a book by the British artist, Charles Evans. Evans suggested touching a wet clean paint brush to the tip of the watercolor pencil then stroking the brush on your paper. You get a very watercolor wash look rather then a sketchy look as you would get if you drew on the paper with the wc pencils. This is a great way to get a more sophisticated bit of color in your sketches when you are on the go. So if you are in line at Costco or in a train on the way to Florence or where ever you find yourself, try using your watercolor pencils this way. Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

Roberta said...

Barbara, I absolutely LOVE this art piece with the watercolor pencils! Too adorable! I hope you have a FABULOSO time in Italy...I want to hear all about it!!!
Buon Viaggio!