Thursday, April 15, 2010

Illustration Friday - Linked



This is the first time I've tried Illustration Friday. I've enjoyed looking at the other illustrations. Some great stuff there! Finally, I decided to give it a try. This certainly isn't a typical piece for me. Another experiment with technique. I tried using Caran d'Ache Neocolor painting crayons - the water soluble kind. I've used them before in combination with colored pencil. In that case, they had to go on top of the pencil and are really good for highlights, emphasis, etc. And, I didn't use water. This piece is done with the painting crayons only and with water. So, I got a much better feel of how these things are truly meant to be used. This won't be a portfolio piece, just a fun little experiment. But, I will definitely be using this technique in the future, perhaps combined with oil or alkyds. I really do love these painting crayons. Caran d'Ache has one of the most beautiful websites I've ever seen. If you'd like a peak, you can check it out here. So beautiful!

6 comments:

elizabeth said...

Cute monkeys, fun colors! Welcome to IF.

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! How nice of you! I've been to your blog and it is beautiful. Very lovely work! I was late in posting to IF - like about 2 AM on Friday. Imagine my surprise when I looked at about 10 AM and everything was gone and people had already posted for the next topic! So that's how this works! Thanks so much for the welcome! Very kind of you, indeed!

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

I like how the monkeys work against the patterned background. Great colors, too!! Congrats on your first IF post!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks, Ann Marie! Have you done IF? I like this weeks word - Detective!

Susan Miller said...

I really love it, the design especially and the richness of the colors.

Ms Leaney said...

This is great - it reminds me of one of my favourite childhood toys - 'Barrel of Monkeys' where you get to link the monkeys by their tails.