Today I'm playing with water soluble wax pastel and water soluble ink.
I began this poppy with a simple outline using Water Soluble Black Marker.
I then applied a light smear of pastel in the areas I want painted and brushed over it with clean water, touching the initial black outline of the poppy very gently to allow just a hint of smear.
I absolutely love the vibrancy of wax pastel. The creamy, buttery finish, the delicate way it blends.
Directing the brush strokes to create texture and definition is a necessary part of working in wet pastel.
Knowing which parts of the flower to paint first and using the black water soluble marker to imply shadow is a great little trick.
For this piece I used Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Water Soluble Wax Pastel and Tombow Dual Brush Pen Water Soluble Marker.
Have a great day and thanks for checking in. xx