Recently, when my sister brought out her gouache and paint brushes, I decided to follow suit except with my drawing supplies. As soon as I put the pencil to the paper, I could see a sunset. After 3 hours of laborious work, I finally had shaded my picture to satisfaction:
When I saw my sister’s painting, I felt a sudden longing to paint a sunset. Also, I was curious to see how the same sunset would look using a different technique. So I took out my water-color pencils, quickly copied the picture, and painted it with water, all within an hour. Here it is:
I don’t think that I can honestly say one is greater than the other, or that I like one over the other. There are certain aspects about the color pencil drawing that I really like, but there are also ones about the water color painting that I like, too. Obviously, using the water color pencils cut down the time by two-thirds, but I am too attached to my colored pencils to give up on them; I get to practice my shading skills! 😉
Verdict: It’s A Tie!
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