Sunday, February 10, 2008

Teacup woes....

Well this one is for the filing cabinet. What did I can't do your line drawing on the page you're drawing on. Okay I knew this, but just couldn't think how to transfer it....I need to find better black paper....if I am going to do underpainting, it needs to be in better detail. I'm sure I will think of more.
Meantime, is there anyone out there who wants to come to Let's Make Art or Drawspace and teach a lesson on coloured pencil on black paper?


  1. Thanks Paulette, really....?! I haven't updated that page for a long time, but i'm planning to add some short stories with cartoon characters there and some new cartoon characters from my sketch books....! =D

    By the way, this cup of tea look so inviting....! Great job....! I love to learn that technique too, i'll visit the blog probably this weekend coz i only have limited time during week days.... Thanks for the info Paulette....! =D

  2. Paulette, I think this turned out very well as black paper is notorious for being difficult to work on. It just gives a cp painting a whole new look. It would be nice if someone did a lesson on using cp on black paper but maybe it's just that you have to choose a subject that will take advantage of the qualities of the combination of paper and pencils.

    I think your teacup takes on a pearlescent quality on the black paper and that's not at all a bad thing.

  3. I love tea cups and I'm with the rest -- I also think you did a great job. I wish I could do that!

  4. You did well with this challenging piece Paulette.

    Yes black paper is a bear to work with and each type of paper is different too. Some let the colour sit on top of the surface while others devour it so you need to keep reapplying layers.

    I wish I could say I'd come to a little tutorial on this, but my schedule is so hectic lately I hardly have time to think!

    My suggestion would be to practice with some different types of paper and build it up, letting the paper do some of the work for you.

  5. Pepe,
    Yes! your cartoons are great, I will look for the new ones.

    Thank you, I am afraid that I don't have the technique down yet and am hoping someone else will teach it.(oh,duh, I see I used the word do, instead of teach. I'm looking for someone to teach how to draw on black paper. I'll have to edit that.Sorry:)) Although I will keep trying, with the black paper. You should check out the art forums, Let's make Art and Drawspace, they are filled with useful information, you can find the links on the right hand side of my blog.

    I think you are probably right, for one the teacup, was maybe a bit hard for learning with.I am glad you noticed the pearlescent look, my teacup has that, so I was trying for it.

    Thank you! Hey, you could join us at Drawspace, Brenda has excellent lessons and there is a great forum for support.

    Thank you, I think I have the type of paper that the pencil sits on top. That would be why I ended up with a gummy look to it. I'll have to do what you said and try some other black paper and keep working on it.

  6. Hi Paulette,

    I did a quick search and found this
    Perhaps you want to give the black Stonehenge paper a try.
    Stonehenge is a very good paper for cp as you already know. I had no idea that they made it in all these colors.

  7. Thank you Christine.
    I'll have to give stonehenge a try, black or otherwise. I did find when I slowed down that the paper I had took many more layers.