Another recap of a spring class, this one from May when we created abstracts on illustration board.
The process begins by rubbing blocks of wax around the surface of illustration board, creating an unseen design with the edges, sides and corners of the wax blocks.
After that the entire surface is covered with contact paper and the design is drawn onto the contact.
After selecting a color scheme then the contact paper is removed, section by section, using an x-acto knife and watercolor paint is applied.
When the paint is added then the wax design pops out from underneath as white lines and dappled areas of color.
As one area dries we moved on to a different section until the entire piece is covered with paint – if that’s what the painter desired. When the painting is done then the areas can be detailed and/or outlined with marker, paint or ink if desired.