For this week at Colour Me Positive, the inspirational quote is – “If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough”.
This week’s inspirational quote is a great way to try something that had been lurking inside my mind for quite sometime. I wanted to sketch a lotus flower and use colored pencils for color. My challenge was that my page was already prepped with gesso and I have not worked with colored pencils and gesso before. So, I opted to use watercolors instead but as I was sketching my flower, I can’t get the quote out of my mind. So even with uncertainties I marched on and colored my sketch with colored pencils. Since the page had gesso, my pencils did not glide smoothly. I had to hold the pencil very lightly at the end and just let the color cling to the ridges the gesso created. I did that one color after another and decided to use a cotton bud with baby oil and a paper stump to blend the colors. I love that the parts where I use the paper stump for blending had the sketchy feel and the parts where I use the cotton bud with baby oil showed a smoother side of the whole page. I’m glad that I turned my vision into something viable and learned a lot in the process.