Thursday, November 15, 2007

Red,Yellow & Blue - Rood,Geel & Blauw

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This is a post from my human "mom" (Judith Nijholt-Strong) and a colored pencil technique she likes to use ( she does pretty much the same with her watercolors & gouaches too!). So, now I turn this post over to "mom".
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With Red, Yellow & Blue, you can be a mix-master blender too!


"Ready-to-Eat, Red" © 2007 Judith Nijholt-Strong
8" x 10" (approx.)
Colored Pencil on Rising Stonehenge paper

Often, I like to use a limited, tri-color (triad), palette consisting of one red, one yellow and one blue - be it in colored pencil, watercolors, or gouache.

In the colored pencil piece above, I worked with just 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 blue pencil + 1 white pencil (for highlights and blending).

The pencils I used were:
Prismacolor - Raspberry
Prismacolor - Canary Yellow
Prismacolor - True Blue
Prismacolor - White

All grays, 'blacks', and browns were created using various amounts of the red, yellow and blue layerings of the colored pencils ( much the same as overlays of watercolor washes) - no gray or black pencils were harmed (not even touched) during the process of creating this piece.

The addition of the white pencil is to preserve the highlights and to add a pastel quality to some areas, if/when I want that.

Sometimes, 150 colors (or more) are not necessary. ;-)

Try it, you might like it.

~ Judy
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Hey, I think I like this. Sharing a blog with "mom" is more fun than "pawing it out" by myself !!
Yeah I know, I'm a cat and can't draw or paint a thing...I do make nice messes though in "mom's" studio. heh heh

Tot ziens!
Sacha (a cat, really, I am a cat).

1 comment:

René PleinAir. said...

Great to see that you two have so much fun, and then post such a nice drawing is a little miracle I guess.

(Psssst, Sacha didn't you know that Mom only draws with 3 colors so that you can't make a mess with those, ... at least?)

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