Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pretty Lady

Yesterday I bought a black drawing pad, only A5 size as I wasn't sure whether I would like it or not. I had a great time experimenting, I tried coloured pencils but found that the acrylic paint was best. It really made me approach the painting differently as the black paper makes the paint slightly different as well as the fact that I had to paint in the white space such as the eyes and highlights. I really enjoyed it plus I ended up just using the paints and brush without the pen outline and i like the look of it. I think I'll be using this paper again, perhaps in a mixed media piece?


Clare Incher said...

Brilliant Nic... this looks better than I thought it would, it looks great with the acrylics. YOu rock!

lil kim said...

Hey Nicola, thanks for your comment on my blog - I reckon you should try collage.. it's a bit fiddly but I find it can add so much to a piece. would look cool on this black paper too! take care x

Jessie Lilac said...

Hi Nicola, well done trying something so challenging! It's very different making an image onto black isn't it? Have you tried using pastels on it? Both oil pastels and the chalky type will work really well :)

Nicola said...

Thanks Jessie! I have some oil pastels that I'm going to try but I have to admit I'm a bit daunted by them. I find them hard to use but i think the chalky ones would be good on the black. I must buy myself some I think!!!


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