Monday, July 25, 2011
material evidence: watercolor crayons
This weekend, I got out my watercolor crayons. When I started, they didn't seem to work right with the water. Stupid me! I pulled the wrong container off the shelf, and started drawing with regular crayons.
So I went back to my shelves and picked out the right box. I took these to mom's house for the weekend, along with a paintbrush. Lots of people have spoken about watercolor crayons, and I just had to try them out. They sat on my shelf for months; I think I tried them once - a good example of me using the same supplies over and over...
Away from home, I sat staring at my journal, wondering where to start (BTW, our current mission is to go the week without our five "must haves!")
There are 8 colors in my box of crayons: purple, orange, red, blue, black, green, yellow and brown. Here are all the colors on the page, my material evidence. I like the light shading underneath my note-taking ink. I need to do a little more research and see how experienced artists use them. If anyone has any good tips, feel free to chime in. How do YOU use watercolor crayons?