This is the beginning of the underpainting with Inktense watersoluble pencils. I have used Bark for the most part. I started to use an earth tone but decided against it, So I will try to lift some of the warm color in the shadow areas.
The one thing that our pastel instructor is trying to get us to do is create a strong abstract structure to then build our color on. So I've posted a second photo of the underpainting that is turned...if you squint at it you can judge the abstract quality of the piece. This is such a new concept for me....but I think I'm much closer to understanding it than before.
This afternoon I will be adding water to the watersoluble pencil and completing the underpainting. I'll take a photo and share that when I'm done.
Vintage Teapot, 9 x 12 colored pencil on white Colorfix sanded paper
Later afternoon....and how it looks with the water applied...pretty messy huh? I anticipate this messy look will be gone when I'm done :-)