Lucy: Do you think my eyes are beautiful Charlie Brown?
CB: Yes, they look just like little round dots of india ink!
~ Charles Shulz, Charlie Brown
finished version, sopping wet, clipped to the easel
the angle of the sun was sharp, so it's not really this faded
the last two photos are the final, dried version, nice colors... dried overnight under some books
5.5"x8" Exacompta sketch journal, neocolor II crayons
Greens with a twist, for the one color + black + white experiment from July. As I was setting up, my 8 yr old daughter volunteered to be the spray girl, spraying a fine mist of water on the drawing and she really went for it! I attached the Exacompta journal to the kids' easel with binder clips. I always work flat on a table, so I thought it would be fun to see the drips. The photos go in order, showing the results as she sprayed. This is a new little mister I picked up at Michael's yesterday, a few bucks for three, and the mist is really nice and fine. I am going to try misting diluted paint (I'll keep you posted). Anyhow, after a bit, I had to wedge a paper towel under the journal, as the drab olive greens were dripping off the page. Next time I will draw sort of planning how it might look as it drips down. This turned way too muddy... but maybe with brighter colors it would turn out better. More neocolor cities in Pink + Orange Neo-Cities and Blue + Red Neo-Cities.