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    Tuesday
    Jul202010

    Neocolor: One Color + Black + White

    Blues, 5.5x8" sketch Exacompta, neocolor II

    Bubbles, 5.5x8" sketch Exacompta, neocolor II, fluid acrylics

    Reds, 5.5x8" sketch Exacompta, neocolor II

    Sparked by a tip from Sophie that neocolors work great in the Exacompta, I expanded my experiments.

    Caran D'Ache Neocolor II wax crayons to be precise, are one of nature's perfect art supplies. They have a negative 46.1 decibel carbon pawprint, plus 73.6% of art journalists surveyed considered neocolors crucual art materials.

    There are a lot of cool ways to use neos outside the art journal. The kids and I played with Neocolors + Water and Neocolor Circles. Did some Neocolor Mandalas. They look psychedelic on black gesso in Altered Book: neon.black.

    As fodder for testing, I did a Daisy Yellow prompt! It was a good excuse to have something to post to the new Daisy Yellow Prompts Flickr group. Three pages for this prompt from The July Creative Experiments: "Create a painting or art journal page with no images, using any color + black + white + words." The words are in invisible ink. Really.

    PS. What's missing from this post?

    Reader Comments (6)

    oh WOW! I love every one of those so much!
    This has a different feel to it than so much of your other work... and at the same time it fits right in and has a thread of the same 'energy' flowing through it.
    I have no clue what's missing unless it's specific colours. :-)
    I love the red and black and white one.

    07.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiberty

    Love the moody cityscapes, especially the red one :) And the quote is missing....I enjoy them too!

    07.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Bowers

    Liberty, Thank you for your happy words today, I love the feedback. The buildings are usually so fine and delicate and wonky in pitt pen, and such a different mood, I agree.

    Amy, Yes! Although it pains me to post without a quote, I was curious to see if anyone would notice. As I say to my kids when we do something like take a different route home from school... "change of pace, guys, change of pace." Thanks for noticing!

    ~ Tammy

    07.20.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

    That's very cool. The cityscapes remind me of the gray, rainy day I'm experiencing right now.

    07.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarnita

    I know what's missing: the quote! I love your pages, but I'm not sure what exacompta is. I shall google and find out!

    07.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpooky

    Hey, thanks for the mention Tammy! I'm just catching up now after a visit with parents and extended family. Lots of stuff like making gargoyles, cookies and perogies - now I get to spend some time drawing, I hope.

    I'm reminded that it was actually my mom who introduced me to neocolors and they were a great favorite of all the grandchildren when they were younger.

    I still love them, though mine are getting a bit busted up and broken.

    Spooky, exacompta is a brand name for papers, pads and sketchbooks. The exacompta sketchbook is a terrific book with slightly textured paper that's great for pen, pencil, crayon, watercolor. There's quite a few reviews out there - here's mine, which also includes links to other reviews:
    http://forloveandidleness.blogspot.com/2009/10/exacompta-basics-sketchbook-review-part.html

    07.24.2010 | Unregistered Commentersophie_vf

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