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©Lezley Davidson, “High Again” 2018, mixed media on paper.

On my quest to find a process that gets me the results that I’m looking for in a quick and relatively painless manner (oh – the artist dream), I’ve picked up the Graphitint again.

My thought was that I would render in the Indigo Blue Graphitint, ink, fix and then glaze over top with colour. Once I was finished with the monochromatic part – I thought “WHY” and called it a day.

I have some ideas. Stay tuned.

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Graphitint were the surprise winners in my recent experimentations. I’ll be digging further into them in a later video. I’m still not 100% sold on the results so far. The graphite underlay seems to be deadening the watercolour – though I’ve done this technique before and had excellent results. Namely the image to the left. […]

I’m on an experimental kick – trying to discover a way to blend graphite rendering and watercolour together in a pleasing joy bomb. There is no joy. The graphite dulls the watercolour and makes it “dirty”…. Hmph. I will keep trying.         More product information   As always – links to products […]

I’ve been experimenting with a mixed media approach to watercolour and this one test ballooned into 3 watercolour and graphite tests. This one, graphite powder and Graphitint pencils and watercolour. Come join me down the rabbit hole of graphite and watercolour!     More product information   As always – links to products used are […]

Today I test out some ONE STEP crackle finishes. One of them was supposed to be one step but actually was a 2 step when it arrived at my house, so I tested that too – but it is not my favourite     More product information   As always – links to products used […]

Allowing the medium to paint itself through the help of pouring, spraying and encouraging the pigment to move where you want with water.

I spent an hour experimenting with a variety of media on the new Terraskin paper. Terraskin is a polymer paper, like Yupo, but it is coated in limestone and is known as a “stone” paper.

I was kinda digging the Copic markers on the wood pad – so I did a whole pumpkin marker drawing and I’m not hating it.

So I finally got around to testing out the Kizara Wood Pad with some mixed results. I tested graphite, felt tip, brush pen, watercolour and Copic markers.