Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Working Sheets

I have transferred my working sheets to a gorgeous Pink Pig sketchbook which just asked for furtehr development of my chosen colour scheme of blue/violet and yellow/orange.

The little sketch below was done with a wash of watercolour pencils followed by crosses using watercolour markers.

The top sketch is cross hatching using colouring pencils in complementary colour scheme. The sketch at bottom of page was made with oil crayons followed with a wash of Brusho inks.

More oil crayons and Brusho ink wash but this time colouring with wider and larger strokes of crayons.

Chapter 2 : B Printing onto Coloured Papers

More fun this afternoon making a very simple printing stamp from a new rubber. The colours are based on my complementary colour scheme -- blue/violet and yellow/orange. It was fun to turn up the music (Cold Play) and stamp away!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Chapter 2: A - Making Coloured Papers

I had great fun this afternoon preparing sheets of coloured paper for chapter 2 work. I managed to find perfect matches for my 2 main colours -- Jacquard Procion MX colour #199, ice blue, and Brusho colour in orange. Then I played with these for a while.....

Crayon Rubbings

The above are crayon rubbings of a kitchen tile, a bathroom tile and the side of a woven basket.

Chapter 1 - Line Drawings

Colour Wheel

This colour wheel is the final result after a number of unsucessful attempts. The first obstacle was actually learning how to use a compass crrectly so that the starting and the ending points met!! The next problem was how to divide a circle into 12 equal segents. Thank goodness for mathematically literate children!!!
The paints recommended in the module turned out to be quite costly so in the end I prchased a small box of Daler Rowney acrylics and used these along with a couple of other colours from my daughters paint box. (She is studyig art in secondary school.)
The second picture is the accompanying Working Sheet for the colour wheel.