Thursday, March 20, 2008

Middle Square finished -more or less


Using Neocolor II's underneath the dry pencil completely changed the look of this square. I like the way it looks, but it may make me have to cut the squares apart instead of have it as a triptych because it looks so different from the first square. The Neocolor's have covered up the color of the board (light tan) and on the one where I didn't use Neocolors the color of the board comes out in the specks creaing a dusty look when seen up close.
I can't decide which technique I like better. I think it matters the subject. and for these vibrant abstracts I think it does work better with the Neocolors.
I'm going to make a list of what is good about straight colored pencil on pastelbord and what is good about neocolor (and watercolor pencil) underpaintings mixed with dry colored pencil on board and post that sometime this week.

3 comments:

Deborah said...

I love your mastery of depicting the reflected light and the light coming through the back of the bag. I'll be interested to see your list of Neocolor II's pros and cons because I just love them.You always give me something to think about. Thanks!

KATHERINE said...

Nicole,

I think the Neocolors do something magical for these bags!

Michael Finley said...

The front edge jumps right out. It looks like you could reach in the bag. I wonder what is in the bag? Might just be a gram cracker and fluff sandwich. They are most nutritious, lots of energy in such a sandwich. Could be last weeks lunch. Hard to tell.