Monday, May 19, 2014

Adventures in Watercolor Pencils

I've been playing with watercolor pencils a little, which I've found are much easier to use than watercolors themselves. I haven't been trained in watercolors but I've been blending colored pencils since I was five years old. This feels so natural, and then when you add water and the colors blend effortlessly, the drawing comes to life.

I was out of town this weekend. I went camping in a place that wasn't exactly conducive to painting with a pad of paints, but I didn't want to go that long without my sketchbook. Watercolor pencils were perfect for traveling, and I was able to teach some of my campers about color studies and blending and shading. They were very interested, and it was fun to share something I enjoy with some kids that I really love.