Friday, 22 July 2011

Looking at You

This artwork resulted from a full day workshop, where we combined pastel pencils with an acrylic wash. It was such an enjoyable day and everyone went home feeling that they had achieved something. Mixed media can be associated with gimmicks and 'quick fixes', but this combination still requires you to know your tonal values and drawing skills. We used a special paper which allows one to apply wet acrylic washes (underpainting) and it has a tooth which allows the pastel to adhere to its surface. (Spectrum Colourfix Paper).

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