I finished up the class I was teaching at Oasis, Fun with Pencil and Watercolor. It was a good group. Here is an picture I did as a demonstration in class of a Goldfinch. I first drew it with a graphite pencil then started with watercolor. I was having so much fun working on it I worked on it a little longer back in the studio. I thought I would dig out some colored pencils that my wife used in college. I haven't ever got into colored pencil but I might now. It works very well on top of watercolor.
Here is a demo from the previous week showing some invented head studies. I used sepia and brown watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. First I drew with the sepia pencil. then developed some tone using plain water and the waterbrush. Later when it dried, I added a few details with the brown. A little regular graphite pencil too. I also added some blue to describe the negative space around a couple heads.
I will be doing another session of this class in the winter starting February 7.