This Autumn has been an exciting adventure for J-Art and four of the young and talented artisans. Viviva Colours, based in India, sent us their new colour-sheets to try out...
As a fan of sketch walking - J-Art loves the ability to set up an instantaneous mobile art studio - anywhere and everywhere.
This early Viviva coloursheet sketch was painted by the sea at Southerndown beach, South Wales (Oct 2020).
There's always an air of excitement upon receiving new art materials to trial. The artisan grabs their sketchbook sets up a perch and begins to paint/draw without thinking of the most important tool...the paper. As you can see in this Mars illustration (Oct 2020): the paint is bleeding into the shadows and the 140 msg paper is rolling up like tissue paper - a source of great discomfort for an artist. To J-Art's shame and chagrin, my AS hardback sketchbook, is most suitable for soft pastel and charcoal drawings. Not watercolours.
Here, in a recent commission, a lesson has been learnt; use at least 160gsm paper (borrowed from my daughter Ku-design's sketchpad). The paint flowed freely; the colours were vibrant and less muddy; the blends were beautiful. Also the paint dried more rapidly than before and there was less tissue paper rolling. I am currently working on canvas paper; 280gsm; ready primed and perforated. The paint flow and colour, saturation and vibrancy was... sublime - thus proving the paper issue further.
J-Art will post the the complete Viviva colour-sheet painting on canvas paper soon.
Karyne Wee began drawing seriously in Secondary school when she became interested in comics. Karyne's favourite medium is pencil/pen.
"She [Roxana] was the one who asked me to draw for her, after seeing some samples of my artwork."
Karyne is an avid bird photographer and multi talented artisan. This short video was filmed at Aenon Lifestyle Centre, Malayasia.
Thank you Karyne for sharing your time and talents with J-Art.