Thursday, May 26, 2011
This page was done awhile ago, I used Faber-Castell Gelatos on the girl, the background was done previously. I think it was a colorwash experiment.
I didn't do much art while in Yellowstone but I managed to do lot of initial backgrounds. They are all done with gelatos and I just smeared the colors with my fingers, no water was added. These too involved a base layer and then adding circles and blending.
The one on the right was playing with lots of different colors and stripes. The one on the left just blocks of colors.
These two are more of playing with stripes and layering color on top of color. On the left I added black to cool colors and the right purple to warm colors to mix it up a little.
Here I was playing with pinks and red and adding white on top in squares and rectangles and more experiments on adding blending. I really had fun doing all of these and seeing what this medium can do.
This is how I made a page out of this background. It was for a prompt at my Ning site. The prompt was to use a silhouette on your page. I added stamping to the background, some paper scraps and words and some charcoal.
I think you learn a lot about an art supply by using it over and over again. This is just the beginning of my experiments with this fun new supply. How about you, do you just try something once or do you really explore a art supplies capabilities in depth?