Earlier this year, I went to my life drawing class with a bunch of different materials, including watercolour pencils. I had done a few sketches with watercolour pencils and quite liked the effects I was getting, so I planned to explore them further.
The teacher, seeing the box, mentioned that she wasn’t a fan of watercolour pencils.
She’s a respected artist. She shows her work in galleries. I (as I tell myself) am nobody.
So I put the pencils away and didn’t touch them again until now.
But here’s the thing. I like the effects I get with them, even if she doesn’t. Her opinion is just that – an opinion. And it’s no more valid than mine.
I get that now. So here is a selfie done in watercolour pencil. Sorry Helen … except I’m not really 🙂