Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"In The Beginning..."

...God created COLOR...
then Cathy "Kate" Johnson discovered WC Pencils...
then I enrolled in
her online W/C Pencil class!
Our First "Assignment...Color Charts. Here goes...:)
Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Set of 24 (above)
(Click on images to enlarge)

...Then how about
some Derwent Graphitint Pencils...and some Derwent Inktense Pencils
side by side...
Next...Prismcolor WC Pencils...a set of 24 ...and then finally...
Prismacolor Pencils on Strathmore Black Field Journal Paper.

“Blue flower, red thorns! Blue flower, red thorns! Blue flower, red thorns!
Oh, this would be so much easier if I wasn't color-blind!”
~Donkey
(From the movie Shrek)

17 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh they look like so much fun. I bought a cheap set of them and they are worthless but I could see the potential of getting some good ones to use. Someday...:))

Ann said...

These look great! So how do you think the prismas compare to the durers? The look luminous on that black paper!

iva yaneva said...

these look pretty cool! :)
are you satisfied with faber castel? I used to draw with their regular pencils, but then switched to derwent and was much more satisfied. I have only used derwent watercolour pencils so far :)

Caroline said...

What gorgeous juicy colours! Looks like an interesting course - will look forward to following your progress!

studio lolo said...

woooooo, I can't wait to see the magic that spawns from these pencils ;)

marianne said...

I don't know what it is I always love to see color charts or wheels.......
Yours are very nice love all these rainbow shades! Just makes me feel good.

Have a nice day!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

What a great exercise - something we all ought to do more often. Wonderful to try so many different types of pencil. Does the course continue with real pieces of artwork to come?? Hope so.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have a small set of Prismacolor Watercolor pencils. I don't really know what to do with them but I diddle with them from time to time. The hat I drew while on vacation was with them. I used a water pen to spread the color.

Lynn said...

I look forward to learn from what you are learning. Nice of you to pass it on.

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, we are in for a treat when you finish this workshop! Love the color charts of all the pencils - and love the quote! ha ha

3rdEyeMuse said...

does it make me a geek to admit that I have ALWAYS loved making color charts?!? :)

Gabrielle said...

Mmmm, so much color...(drooling)

Looks like you are having a lot of fun!

vickylw said...

OOOH! What pretty jewels!

PAK ART said...

I'll be interested to follow along. I owned a set of watercolor pencils once but I didn't know what to use them for and gave them to a young girl from church who LOVES art. I think she put them to better use. I received you ATC's today. Thank you very much, they are beautiful. I plan to send you a surprise soon, not ATC's as I haven't done any, but something else.

purplepaint said...

Oh this looks like fun, wish I had time to take one of Cathy's classes.

yoon see said...

I am glad to hear your enrollment for such a creative water colour pencil class.
Love the colopurs chart shown here, very soothing and inviting!
I would love to hear more of your experience on this and the fun part of your class Margaret!

Flying Colors said...

Wow! Such an incredible collection of swatches...
It looks like a lot of fun.... Have a great day!