|I like to sketch with watercolor sometimes, so after drawing with an elegant writer here and there over a pencil sketch, I then added color with watercolor. To make the letters, I used an archival permanent marker- Staedtler Mars Dark brown|
Today’s challenge will be to take some of what we’ve been learning and use it to create a vignette. As you can tell from the definition above and my example in the photo, these images fade into the background and don’t really have a definite border. This is a style where WATER is your friend. A drawing stump or tortillion (or your trusty finger) can also accomplish the smudgy edges that would be typical of a vignette. Lots of subjects can be treated as vignettes, and I will leave the subject for you to choose.
Here are some photo ideas that might inspire your drawing today:
|In this photo, everything but the forward elements of the rose are softened away.
Hint: What the dictionary says is true, but what they don’t tell you is that the smudged edges of a vignette can become a border of sorts, almost framing the image. Your vignette can be gradual as in my image above, but it can also be dramatic as in the photo ideas below.
So cute! Note the background just fades away into a light area which becomes a frame or a mat for the image…
With these ideas in mind, have fun taking a subject and softening edges to create a vignette. =)
|Day 15- Draw with something you haven’t drawn before…Charcoal!|
|Day 15- Elegant Writer- This is the Blue Ink version? FYI the Elegant Writer comes in Black, Red, Brown, and Blue|
I’m already looking ahead to later this week. I will be breaking out my Tombow marker in burnt sienna color -947 for a sketch or two during the final couple of weeks of this challenge. If you would like to get one, it’s around $5-6. Here is a link: Tombow 947 Marker- Amazon
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