The Man with the Bucket Hat.
I have a complete set of Faber Castell pencils/charcoals and with it came a set of Graphite Aquarelles. They range HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and 8B and I thought I’d give them a try. I sketched up my idea on watercolor paper, a photo I acquired from Unsplash I believe. And you can use the pencils to render it and tighten up the details. Then you use water and a watercolor brush and the lines liquified into a nice watercolor effect. I’ve debated as to whether these are actually “watercolors“ or “graphites”. The end result is a watercolor.
The pencil allowed me to lay down the graphite lightly but if I went in too heavy it would not erase wholly. However, once you lay down the water on the top it can dilute the tone and you can move your lines around. You can also use the brush directly on the lead or use the powder residue you get when you sharpen it with a sanding block. In that sense it’s a watercolor.
This is a little 6”x8” approx created on a cheap watercolor paper and scanned on a flatbed scanner. I am not pleased with the result of me trying to get a copy using an iPhone camera not set up for art duplication. I apologize for not having a progression of some sort maybe I’ll work one in on the next one.