I prepped some paper by using tea at first, but I remembered that coffee works a lot better. so I used hot water and coffee to get a tone on the paper adding a lot of the mixture to where I wanted the tone to be darker. I made about 4 pages of this so I decided to make each one a little different.
- The first page I just used coffee and water
- The second I used coffee and water and then i added salt as that sucks up the liquid leaving little circles and marks on the paper.
- The third I use coffee and water mix and then i added some dry coffee. this would dissolve a little bit into the water but make very dark patches that you can draw on giving it a really nice effect.
- The forth I used the coffee and water mix, I also use salt and dry coffee to see how it would all reacted together.
I didn’t use all of these to draw on though. I used two.
First we did some drawing as a quick starter and i did this on normal paper.
My First Quick Drawing…..
This was my first quick drawing. I decided to use blue because I always use black, greys or whites. I did this to get my out of my comfort zone. This meant I had to figure out how to use the blues for shading and highlighting. This first one I did find hard as this was my first attempt.
So I decided form this I wanted to start with a lighter blue for a base and then slowly go in with the shadowing.
My Second Quick Drawing…..
This was my second one and I haven’t done that much but I did feel a lot more confident doing it. I feel the eyes do work a lot better when working with the highlights and then adding in the shadows.
The next thing I was going to do was paint onto the toned paper, so I decided to stick with blue to see if i could developed it more.
My First Tone Paper (Also Drawing)…..
This was my first tone drawing. I really like the detail or doing each but of the hair not just a dark tone. I think one of my favourite things about this is how I put down a light colour for the hoodie and then rubbed it out to show its was white and very light. I do like how I have positioned it on the paper too.
I wanted to do a bigger drawing next so I tired to use a lot more of the paper.
Second Tone Paper…..
This was the paper that i use the mix of coffee and water on, then I put salt on it. You can see the little white specs on the paper where the salt has taken away the coffee and water.
I remembered this worked from secondary school, so I wanted to see if it would look good with a drawing. I didn’t get to draw on this one though, but I might do it in my own time.
Third Tone Paper…..
For this toned paper I added the water and coffee mix but then also sprinkled dried coffee on to the paper. I love the effect this had on the drawing and how it shows through it. This is probably one of my favourite drawing I have done and I really wan to take it further in my work.
I also really like how I did the top of the hair but I would change. I am not sure how I could do this so I think I going to try different ways in my sketch book.
Forth Tone Paper…..
This paper didn’t turn out how I wanted it to but I still kind of like it. On this paper it had the mix of coffee and water, salt and dried coffee. I didn’t put enough coffee on the paper and I put way to much salt.
I defiantly think I am going to look more into this type of paper. Also want to look into doing a life drawing on to the paper and using the coffee to positions it.