Friday, September 7, 2012
Marta: Day 7: 29 Faces in September "Marta"
Day 7 has been a very interesting experience. Nothing is what it seems. I started a drawing in what I thought was graphite, black and white, simple enough. Turns out I was using an Eagle 314 draughting pencil that I had purchased in a bunch of art supplies at a yard sale some time ago. I decided to add a little General's Sketch and Wash shadow area, and every time I touched the paper, it turned purplish blue, like a blue print color. It bleeds like water color pencils, and is kind of fun to use, but don't bother trying to find them online because they are a vintage item, no longer made by anyone. So I used a lot of watercolor pencil and water and made the portrait. Then when I went to scan it, my scanner would only scan a portion of the painting, and on an angle at that. So I guess I like it. Haven't decided yet.