Saturday, January 24, 2009

Crayon Challenge

Januray ??

This is my crayon challenge and I used my big girl colors for the first time on a face. Some of you ask, and they are Caran D'ache NeocolorII watersoluble wax pastels. Like I said, big girl colors.

I used them exclusively without a sketch. Instead of using water with them, I used Golden Matte Medium which renders them permanent once the medium dries. This is only about 3 1/2 inches square and I am going to use it on a journal cover.

I doubt we will catch up on the January challenge but will carry on as best as we can. I say we because we (my muse and I) had a huge fight and we have been pouting. We cannot be creative when pouting. This has happened before and I can never figure out who is on which side. It all started when in an earlier post I said, "I am also challenged with my grunge journal to stay as dry as possible. In other words no paint." I don't know maybe she said that. Whatever!

Expect,

Sharon

17 comments:

  1. O.M.G. ! Sharon--this is beautiful! no: Amazing-Gorgeous! And, did I mention that I really LOVE it? Thank you for the tip about adding medium to the crayons. . . I NEVER would have thought of doing that.
    p.s.
    Tell that other muse person to 'HUSH' because you are doing GREAT!

    --Jane

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  2. she's great! lovely layers and depth. please show the journal she's going on when you're ready!

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  3. Sorry to hear that you and muse, Norah, have been at odds, but glad to hear you got together long enough to produce this beautiful piece. Maybe she will cooperate more with you now since she has seen how well you can work together. Thanks for the tip about using the medium with the crayons.

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  4. Love what you did! I used good old Crayola's-lol! I am going to use my big girl crayons and do another, I love your tip about gel medium. I had always wondered. Do you know if acrylic glazing liquid would work also? It has a longer drying time is why I'm wondering...must go play

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  5. Ha ha you make me smile...I am glad you picked it up and went for it....I and my muse like to see your art....we are happy!!!

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  6. Love this! I have some of the same crayons. I really like the depth of color they have.

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  7. Just beautiful Sharon. What a gorgeous face you did. You continually amaze me. I hope you and Norah make up...

    kate

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  8. Big girl colors, indeed, Sharon!!!! So big, the whole thing is way over my head....I still don't know you do what all you do...talent, I'm sure. This little lady is just beautiful and I love that she is so tiny....looking for more...Pat

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  9. Great tip and great art. I need to get some of those BIG girl crayons...I am still using the little girl ones.
    You need to set that Norah straight!
    Blogger won't let me sign in..
    xo suze

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  10. I second or third the kudos about adding the medium to the colors...I have a set of BG crayons i have been hoarding and I am determined to start using them. The image is so much larger than the size you stated! Really nice.

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  11. I can't wait to see what this struggle between you and Norah produces, Sharon. This piece is wonderful. I think it
    s time for me to struggle with my own muse, who has gotten a little complacent. Perhaps some of my own crayon d'arch and gel medium?

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  12. Beautiful!

    Take Norah out to lunch or have Norah take you out to lunch. :-)

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  13. Really like the results of your "Big Girl Crayons":) I love using oil pastels.....one of my favorite mediums.....

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  14. The big girl crayons look great on your girls face... I hope that muse of yours is behaving herself.

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  15. No pouting! Your muse is a wonderful gift, but you may not agree sometimes, just do your thing, she will get over it, I just know she likes what you have done.
    I have never worked with crayons...I will read what you have said and see if I get the methed.
    So beautiful!

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  17. Today is a wonderful day! Ive just discovered your wonderful blog. Where have you been all of my Art life? I so understand the muse pounting My muse "FunkySiren" gets an attitude up that makes it impossible to do any art with at times...but mostly we have the best fun. I absolutely fell head over heels with your art work..All of it! Just gloriously Divine. I shall be lurking not far from you. smiles Michlle

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