Monday, November 06, 2006

inktense

played with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils today. It krinkled up the page in my sketchbook, but I like the way they are so vibrant with rich color.

10 comments:

BGOZ said...

That is good color. I love the horns. Is it just me, or do skulls seem very wise. Just looking at the skull of an animal, it seems like it could talk. I don't know. Horns being a symbol of wisdom sort of adds to it in this case. For in death we may learn much about life.

:)=

Hashi said...

Wow this is awesome Ester. What paper do you use?

r_sail said...

Wow, that's awesome!

r_sail said...

hmm... I said the same thing as the person above me... I feel generic.

Toni said...

I've been hearing a lot about these pencils lately.
I just might have to get some.
wonderful piece

Ester said...

haha - you're far from generic r_sail! Your art is awesome too.

The paper is Ingre laid paper, found in Fabriano Artist Journal. Really durable stuff. I love it.

I'm new to these pencils myself and only picked them up because I heard they are so vibrant (very true). I got the 12 pack, don't see the need for the 24 really, cuz you can blend with them so well.

Thanks all!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Awe..... followed you over from Suzannes bolg, where you were kind enought to suggest two pens you that were your favorites.... glad I came, I'm loving your blog. I'll return frequently.

steve said...

Oh wow--great job Ester. Georgia O'Keeffe better look out.

I never heard of these pencils though. Thanks for writing about 'em. Must check out.


Anyhow, now I wanna draw skulls again--they're so fun, with all the details--the holes and spaces and cracks and curves.

jlb said...

Excellent - I just love skulls... they have so much mystery and texture.

Brenda said...

Watercolour pencils are such a natural transition between sketching or drawing and painting that it's often hard to bypass them! This is another superb drawing, and in your hands the pencilled watercolour looks absolutely natural. Buckled paper? Ah, we need big fat heavy paper presses... :)