Wednesday, September 16, 2009

School Lunch - sruble

Last week, I said I wanted to do a crayon resist for Watercolor Wednesdays this week, so I did. I’ve always loved crayon resist, because you never quite know how it’s going to turn out. I even learned a few things (or re-learned them, since I’m sure I knew them when I was 5), like: white crayons first, then black, otherwise the black will smear (duh).

So here it is, Sheila and her best friend Amanda talking about school lunch at Zombie High:


Brains for lunch!

Brains for lunch!


Lyon said...

That's too funny Stephanie.

Hope you had fun!

Carla said...

I'm lovin' that texture you created. How did you do it?

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

he he he he he he!! Snort!! He he he! Stephanie you are hilarious! Great texture on the illustration.

Linda Kay said...

look the texture & their faces! so funny!

sruble said...

Thank you Wendy! I had a blast doing this piece. :)

Thanks Carla! The first step is to do your drawing with crayons. I used Crayola crayons because they have a lot of wax in them (as opposed to my nice artist crayons which aren't as waxy).

Instead of watercolor paper, I used smooth Bristol so that the crayon would sit on top of the paper and the paint couldn't seep in like it would with a textured paper. (BTW, it's really hard to see where the white is and where you need more!)

Once you have the crayons down, then you can use a solid color to wash over the crayons with. I used a lot of water because I didn't want the paint to sit on the surface of the crayons in too many places. If I had a pan of the old kids watercolors, I would have used those, but I didn't, so I used my good pan paints and not the tube ones (because last time they didn't work as well, but I probably just didn't use enough water).

Have fun if you try it and let me know how it goes!

Thank you Vanessa! BTW, Love your new banner!!

Thanks Linda Kay!