Tuesday, 22 February 2011


Here is the completed jellyfish - I'm really not that happy with it, it's not what I had in mind when I started.  It was mainly an experiment to see what the Inktense pigments were like when used like watercolours and I had originally planned a penguin to be swimming past, but then my computer went down and I thought I'd lost my reference photo so subsituted a jellyfish.  That just goes to show what happens when a picture is not planned out properly!

And as for the Inktense pigment sticks - well, when used as crayons/pastels for drawing, they really are not for me, far too clumsy for my style of work.  However, when mixed with water they make a wonderfully rich and intense (hence the name I guess!) paint which doesn't streak and can be used layer upon layer without affecting the previous colour.  So I think I will be using them but probably not in the way they were intended! I can see them being really useful for backgrounds or a touch of really bright colour when needed.

In order to kick-start my 'mojo' I have begun a simple zebra painting - it's something I know I can do without too much effort, will get me back into the routine of working which will then hopefully banish the blurghs!


soggibottom said...

You might not be happy with it, but I think many would be :-) X X X

Sue Doran said...

Poor painting, it'll be feeling all unloved and lose self-confidence ... I hope it doesn't see your blog - please tell it from me that I think it's perfectly wonderful!

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Magpie Magic said...

It's a lovely painting, even if it's not as delicate as the others. I love the intense colours. :-)