MIXED MEDIA (WATERCOLOR, CHARCOAL)

2013

This drawing was done as a gift for some friends and members of our family’s gym, of their recently deceased dog, Sasha.

THE PROCESS

Making this piece, I used one of my favorite methods. Starting with a watercolor wash of blues and violets, I worked on making a bit of a ripply water effect. Then on top of the wash, I used charcoal and white charcoal to draw Sasha wading through the water. For me, it’s a great way to mix the fun of forming loose colors, and the tightness of realistic drawings.