This is to show what using a stump dipped in gamsol (odorless mineral spirits/turpentine) can do for an image colored with colored pencils. See how the pencil lines from the left are smoothed out and blended?
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2005 GMT Views: 3085
Registered: October 9, 2004 Location: Pen Argyl, PA Posts: 1219
Wed, Mar 02, 2005 @ 10:48 AM
Wow! Thanks for posting this. I just ordered a set of prismas and they should be coming any day. Now I really can't wait for them to get here. I got a really awesome deal on them. Love this and can't wait to try it. TFS!
Registered: July 26, 2004 Location: A stone's throw from Portland, OR Posts: 3059
Wed, Mar 02, 2005 @ 11:13 AM
So the end effect is similar to watercolor pencils, however, I can see this allowing more color choices, since watercolor pencils come in pretty basic sets. And you say it doesn't warp or pill the paper? Very cool!
Registered: February 11, 2004 Location: Nova Scotia, Canada Posts: 114
Wed, Mar 02, 2005 @ 11:48 AM
Thanks so much for the visual. It really helps a lot. So, does it matter what type of color pencils you use? Does it have to be expensive ones from an art store, or do regular Crayola ones work? Also, the stumps and gamsol - where do you purchase this, an art store as well or is there a better place to get it? Thanks again for sharing.
Registered: March 22, 2004 Location: Hmmmm...? Posts: 4235
Wed, Mar 02, 2005 @ 11:51 AM
Thanks for the visual. I always thought you had to color in the whole image, then blend. Now I see that isn't true! My pencils are in, and I found stumps today, I'm just waiting on the Gamsol. Thanks for sharing!