So, in a second version of the oranges I attempted to save time by painting the initial color block-in with watercolor. My diabolical plan was to draw in the details on top of the paint with colored pencils. But curses--foiled again! The pencil absolutely refused to adhere to the paper after the paint was applied. Which was puzzling, because I 'd been informed that this was a tried and true technique.
Well. Okay then. Nothing to do but give it up and go to Plan B.
Rhymes with Squash
Gouache to the Rescue!
Do you know any tricks for keeping gouache fluid? Or have you used colored pencil on top of watercolor? How did it work out for you? Let us know in the comments!