Monday, July 28, 2008

Further Adventures In Gamsol

I've continued to practice with the fabled Gamsol technique. The more I use my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, the more comfortable I become with the technique. I think I'm getting better with the application and blending. I'm still have some troubles getting the shadowing and perspective down...but I'm assuming that will come with time and more practice.

I started using blending stumps and then I came across some 6" wooden stick cotton swab applicators that I really like. They come two to a package, so you can use a new stick with each color range and avoid cross-contamination. The longer applicator also gives you more range of motion and freedom in coloring, I think.

Here are some of the latest images I practiced on this weekend. If you haven't tried this colored pencil technique, I'd highly recommend you check it out. The results are quite astonishing. It does take some investment on the front-end, but the dividends are very satisfying.

The stamps used: owl (Inkadinkado), butterfly (Autumn Leaves), bunnies (a RAK from AMKs_Mom), heart (Marah Johnson), poppy (Rhonna Farrar).


AMKs_mom said...

YEAAAA!!!!! You are doing a wonderful job!

Lori said...

Wow, Albert your MCPT is wonderful.
You are doing a wonderful job. i'm still in the learning process with it too & am having a hard time with the shading. Yours is great.

okie_ladybug said...

OKay you can do all my coloring from now on!!

Anonymous said...

wwow!! will you come do my coloring, or teach me a class?? thats amazing!