Cherries Sketch

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Here’s a short time lapse video of me using watercolour pencil crayons for this Fruit Sketch.

I haven’t used watercolour pencil crayons and I haven’t drawn a cherry in years so this is a real novice video. It’s a learning process and we can learn together right?

First, you need a container to dip your pencil crayons in as you go.

If you don’t dip them, the picture will be faded and won’t really blend as much as you’d like. For this piece I used water colour pencil crayons and a watercolour pad. Warning, do not attempt this without the right paper. If you’ve ever tried wetting a piece of paper you know exactly what I mean. The ripples in the paper will ruin any artwork you try to create. Use the right paper, save time and you’ll have artwork you can show to your friends and family after lockdown. Or, don’t tell anyone about your attempt at watercolour until you can try again on watercolour paper.

I was all set to begin, after watching a few video’s about using the watercolour pencil crayons.

The first cherrie I drew was off camera because I needed to practice without everyone watching. Or, maybe I thought I hit record but actually didn’t…who knows. Either way it was all a learning for me because I found that the more I used the pencil crayons the duller they got. As normal as that is, it did become a little tricky making sharp outer edges. After I completed the first cherry I realized I didn’t hit record. Lights camera’s and action, no turning back!

As you can see, the first cherry has sharper edges around it than the second one.

A tip to anyone trying these out; outline your edges first and then fill in and blend the rest. Once I started I really didn’t want to stop, wait for the pencil crayons to dry and then sharpen them again. I’m not sure if these pencil crayons can be sharpened while wet? If anyone has the answer please let me know in the comments.

Be sure to also check out the video on TIKTOK @palmtreesloyalties or on my YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe!

Its funny, today’s post was meant to be all about how I made the Whispy Tree digital artwork. Let’s be real though.

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I need a bit more time to figure out how the new Imovie technology works. As easy as it would be to use my old computer I really need to embrace the new technology. Alas, it will take time! I will get back to you all on this one.

Have a great week!

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