goat skull in watercolour and coloured pencil, demo for students
I did this to show students how to work in watercolour without any preliminary drawing, simply drawing with the paint and brush, building up the tones. Working this way is so easily altered, so flexible and fluid, allowing mistakes to be corrected easily in the early stages.
I then added some coloured pencil to sharpen edges and haze glazes of colour in highlights and shadows. I wanted to show how blues added as glazes with watercolour and coloured pencil over the deep shadow colours add depth and coolness to contrast with the warmer highlights, which themselves have a little additional amber warmth added to the ochre underglazes.
Done with college materials: White Knights watercolours and Lyra coloured pencils.
Below is a link to a coloured pencil version I had done in the past - almost the same view, but not quite.
Which works best?
I need to get back to seascapes and waterways and get on with my own projects now.