An interesting one day workshop combining these two unlikely media. I’m still unconvinced by water colour pencils. They are OK as pencils, but when water is applied I think the result just looks insipid. But going over it in biro does help. I like the effect of building up layer upon layer of crosshatching. This abstract based on pots is dirt off OK. I need to do more experimenting.
I drew this just an hour ago at an evening class. A pose to emulate Rodin’s Thinker. We were meant to be exploring light and dark, but I didn’t block in the background as planned as I thought it would spoil the image. The preparatory sketch below did explore light and dark, and although it is not great, I think it has qualities that the bigger drawing lacks. The big drawing is in soluble watercolour pencil. The sketch in charcoal and pen and ink