For George - regarding demo of Watersoluble Crayons

Please disregard the audio (you may even mute it) - this was meant as a trial run, so the script wasn't ready - I was merely thinking aloud. However, I thought this serves the purpose as well. The video was shot pursuant to a discussion with George Supreeth on this medium in the 'WDC at Madiwalla lake' thread.

I've used some watersoluble crayons (mungyo gallery) for the initial drawing, which was then 'washed over'. Ref image used was by kind courtesy of Steve Evans (baba steve). Thanks for viewing!

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Comment by Prosenjit Roy on December 22, 2015 at 10:04pm

Thank you so much Bharath, I'm glad you like it :) Prabha and Maneesha, deepest apologies for not coming to it much earlier :/ Thanks muchly!

Comment by bharath on December 21, 2015 at 7:30am

excellent painting demo...nice high lights and shadows

Comment by Prabha Subramanian on January 10, 2014 at 3:39pm

Thank you for posting it. It is a treat !!

Comment by Maneesha Rajeshkumar on January 10, 2014 at 3:16pm

its cool nice

Comment by Prosenjit Roy on November 18, 2013 at 4:27pm

George, it was all my pleasure :)

Pinisetty, I'm so glad you took the time to watch the video, made the effort worthwhile - thank you!

Comment by pinisetty narasimharao on November 14, 2013 at 10:05pm

i like ur treatment with soluveble colors, n i learnt im trying, thanks for demo n fantastc 

Comment by George Supreeth on November 2, 2013 at 7:16am

I did mean the final drawing with the OP on it. But the screenshots are an unexpected treat. Thank you.

Comment by Prosenjit Roy on November 1, 2013 at 8:45pm

Aditi, I'm glad I could supplement your morning cuppa :)

George - you're very welcome. Yes, you're right... a bit of judicious use of crayon is needed, since the tonal coverage is going to come from the wash itself, not the strokes. We use the crayons to mark those areas where depth is needed, or to reinforce (tone-wise, design-wise) the subsequent wash layer. The latter is to be treated like traditional watercolor, nothing fancier. We may of course do this a number of times, without compromising freshness.

Sorry, @ 'finished drawing' ... did you mean the one prior to the wash? I'm afraid I don't have a pic from that stage. Moreover, I was treating this as a demo slog horse, so didn't really care which way it went ultimately. What I'm posting below is a series of screenshots from the video itself ('un-youtubized'),  followed by how it looks after I've plied on some traditional OP. I'm done finally, and didn't have to scrap it altogether :P

Comment by George Supreeth on November 1, 2013 at 4:58pm

Thank you Prosenjit. That was brilliant. I would stop right here and call it finished! :D

I noticed that when painting you focus on each muscle group at a time, which makes the drawing come alive!. (I would have simply jumped from plane to plane) 

The other thing I think I was doing wrong was considering the laying down of pastel as the actual drawing, and the painting as simply blending. You on the other hand are actually drawing with water which seems to harmonise both the original dry strokes with the wet ones. Could you post the finished drawing at a slightly high resolution so I can study?

Thank you for again making this wonderful video. You're very kind.

Comment by Aditi Modi on November 1, 2013 at 5:08am

What a great way to start ones day.. thanks for posting this.



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