Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Pilgrim's Soul









































Pilgrim has been a little neglected lately since I've been sketching a lot in my watercolor Moleskine.  I looked around the house for an everyday object to sketch in Pilgrim and came up with the reliable old soup can. It worked for Andy Warhol, right?

I debated between chicken noodle and tomato, and the noodle won out. This sketch was done over a background sprayed with pigment inks in pink and red. The can was painted with gouache, watercolor, and twinkling H2Os. This time I decided to skip the black ink and use only paint to sketch the soup can. I tried to make the can recognizable while using as little detail as possible. I was going more for personality than realism. (Honest, I was.)  I kind of like the pinkness of it--so NOT Andy Warhol.

4 comments:

Chel said...

I love it! I'm trying to find the energy and focus to do some painting tonight. I got some new watercolor gels to try out!

Candace said...

Love the look of this!

bohemiannie! art said...

This is great. I'm pretty sure I saw it on flickr but can't remember if I commented. Andy...move over!!!

freebird said...

It's a really fun object and I always have more than one of these in my pantry so it's an everyday object here too. I love the pink version!