Description of the different Media
is a kind of watercolor, but it's opaque, like the tempera you may have
used as a kid. It's good for smaller pieces, up to, say,
8x10. Lots of detail is possible (see Cornbread
), or it can also be used for a more graphic style, with larger non-detailed areas of flat color, as in Loca Loquat
versatile. I tend to use it like the old masters (think
Rembrandt, etc.) used oils; in thin layers, building up depth and
detail in a way that lets light bounce through the color layers rather
like what happens in real life. Things are rarely just one simple
opaque color. Skin and hair are complex mixes, reflecting and
transmitting light in sparkling arrays. See Miki Too
, for example.
is the pencil you're used to, though in various grades of hard and soft, dark and light. Dave and Weenie
is an example of a graphite drawing (with a touch of watercolor).
are like colored chalks, also in various grades of hard
and soft, allowing for some complex color mixes as the color particles
sit next to each other, but a bit less detail than other media. I
generally use Conte Crayons
, which are a very hard pastel. Drifter
is a good example of this medium.
paintings are created entirely on the computer. They can look very like an oil painting (as in Simone
portrait), or something entirely their own. What you would end up
hanging on a wall would be a printed version of the digital file.