I love the Neocolor crayons by Caran d’ache – both Neocolor I and Neocolor II (watersoluble). In the past few weeks, I got my little set of Neocolor II out again and I’ve been having fun playing with them.
They are perfect for loose mark-making and I’m really enjoying the challenge of working with their opacity.
In this particular sketch of the Observer Hotel in The Rocks (done as part of my homework for Lesson 3 of my Buildings course) I decided to use the Neocolors throughout. I then added a little bit of water and some grey watercolour wash over the top.
Here are a few progress photos.
For the record, I’m totally in love with the pastel hues and how creamy they are!