Musical Inspiration: Variety - Music from the radio
These three sketches are studies for a larger finished piece; this small "practice art" allows me to explore the best techniques to use when I create my final art. The media for each is mixed with the latter two (30-31) experimenting with wax resists.
Sketch #29 is watercolor wash with a colored pencil overlay.
Sketch #30 is white wax, colorless oil pastel, colored pencil and acrylic paint.
Sketch #31 is watercolor over a white wax outline, then colorless and peach oil pastel, followed by purple watercolor and yellow and red colored pencil. The final layer is colored pencil. This sample shows changes and additions along the way.
Sketching Exercise: Create a white wax or crayon sketch on watercolor paper. Paint a watercolor wash over it, then wait for it to dry. Apply layers of oil pastel, then paint over it with another layer of watercolor. Once dry, scratch away any oil pastel you want removed to reveal the colors below. Create a final layer to clean up any unwanted fuzzy edges using colored pencils.