After feasting and hibernating, it is back to work again. Part 2 of Lisa's course starts with this challenge: 100 drawings in 14 days using a tool that you created.
Only have five of 100 drawings done, and my favourite so far... DRAGON FIRE!
Drawing 4 - smoke, wax, ink, and pencil
Drawing 5 - smoke/fire, wax, ink, pencil, watercolour
It was while I was baking cookies (productively procrastinating) that the idea for my tool came to me... a CANDLE. Think of all the ways to use a candle for drawing:
wick & ink
"varnishing" with wax
Drawing 2 - wax resist, watercolour
Rubbing wax into a stencil created interesting resist effects. Dripping wax onto the drawing created neat dot patterns. Then accidentally setting fire to the paper that I was trying to smoke led to the happy accident of Drawing 5 - dragon getting doused. I literally had to run water over the paper to put out the flame. Adding blue watercolour afterwards just made the process more explicit.
Drawing 3 - wax, pencil, pen & ink
dripping, smoking, burning...
There will be more posts going up over the next days -- 7 to 8 drawings a day to make it to 100.
"And you've got the hotwax residues." -Beck, Odelay