Thursday, January 10, 2008

Peach with Neocolor II Crayons

I wanted to try the Neocolor II watersoluble crayons as an underpainting for colored pencil. I have a small set so I might be more picky in the colors I would select. I chose the blue because it is the complement for orange and would make a nice shadow color.

The rest of the colors chosen were analogous to the finished color. As I was working I learned you can put more Neocolor over the top of the cp which helped alot. And I used a stiff bristle brush to scrub in the colors.

In this first picture the dark background has black Neocolor, Tuscan Red, Dark Green, and Indigo Blue applied. I repeated the process a couple of times as I smushed in the color with the brush.

The second picture is the finished product. I must say I was pleased with the Neocolors and the Pastelboard (my first time for both).

Just Peachy III (5 x 7") Neocolor II w/s crayons with Prismacolor on Pastelboard


Fannie said...

Wow, impressive, Cindy. Bravo! More, more.

May I have your permission to post a link to this post from my Squidoo lens for Neocolor II?

Cindy said...

Thank you Fannie! Of course you can post a link, thanks so much for asking :)

I'm trying to get an idea of what I want to try for my next subject with the Neos. I love them, they are sooooo versatile.

I also learned from Scribbletalk that you can use the Neos over the cp as well as under. Sooooo helpful.

Catherine said...

Incredible, your working process is simply incredible ! I mean that I see thie first picture, then the second and I just fell in love with your drawing ! Congratulations !

I received the big set of Neocolors II for Christmas but I haven't already tried to work with these. I think you should obtain wonderful results with colored landscapes, like rising / setting sun.

Cindy said...

Thank you so much Catherine! I appreciate your feedback.

Yes, I have always found landscapes difficult to pull off in colored I'm hoping that landscapes will be a subject I can approach with more confidence.

I might just have to buy the big set of Neocolors!

Beth Macre said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with next. I'm going to order some of these soon!

Fannie said...

Thanks, Cindy. I updated my Squidoo Lens to include your link.

Cindy said...

Thanks Fannie!

Regina Gansen Rooks said...

Fabulous! Just discovered your blog & love your work. I have the Neocolor II - mostly used on their own on wc paper & also for textile art. Love this idea for underpainting as I am a novice with colored pencils.
Thanks for the details you share.

Cindy said...

Hi Regina, I'm so glad you stopped in and thank you for your kind words!

Please come back often!