Thursday, August 23, 2012

70/365: Sea Child

Today I made use of my water soluble oil pastels...

mixed media on watercolor paper: water soluble oil pastels, scrap paper, text transfer
I'm kinda in love with this new (to me) medium. Water soluble oil pastels lay down really vivid colors in a super creamy consistency like oil pastels. They can be dipped into water and then used to draw with or they can go on dry and washed over with water to blend. I like the control of being able to blend the colors with my fingers, which I can't do with watercolors. I'm experimenting with wet and dry blending. I really like the textured effect on the watercolor paper. It was still a little too pristine for my taste, but the random scraps of paper helped give it some dimension.

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