Velvet And Steel by jade

Velvet And Steel

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Added: Jul 10, 2005
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Gouache & colored pencils on Bristol, 11x14".

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jade's picture

Hey Kat, thanks. Smile I used Bristol Vellum by Strathmore. Definitely water involved, because I need really thin washes under the colored pencil. The paper doesn't buckle much if you secure it with artist's tape (I tape the paper to a drawing board).

katerina's picture

I loved this the first time i saw it on DA love it here too Smile:)Smile
incredible work,Maria may i ask what brand of bristol you used for this if it was smooth or vellum bristol ?
it's awesome you used Gouache for glazing i always wondered if the paper like bristol wraps at all? or do you use the Gouache with or no water at all?
sorry for all the questions :)- I luv your work Smile

Guest's picture

Also wonderful work, Maria!
Beautiful colours! What gets me the most are those wary eyes..full of emotion!

jade's picture

Thanks, Christine! Gouache is pretty much like watercolor, I did glazes and then finished the detail with colored pencils.

rita's picture

Just wonderful!! Love the contrast.

griffingirl's picture

Sweet, Maria! How is guache to work with? I haven't used it since I was a frosh in college...gawd, that's been years. Great clarity of line and color! And then, I assume you used the pencils o'er top? Okay, I'm off to your site to check out the tuts...

jhoneil's picture

holy that is awesome!!

Guest's picture

great work

Art at its best.