Sorry about the outrageous use of Shakespeare but I couldn't resist the title for this post. Working on my latest piece, I have decided to finish some of the elements in pencil. The assignment suggests the look of sketchbook pages and therefore a mixed media approach would seem appropriate as this is how I tend to work on sketches anyway.
After completing the dissected rose hip in pencil, I decided to continue the graphite theme onto the underlying grasses that would accompany the Meadow Cranesbill. A certain amount of habitat is needed in this one and as the cranesbill is a tall, hedge bank specimen, I thought this would look nice with some grasses.
|The Meadow Cranesbill sketch with|
Couch Grass in colour.
As I wanted to keep to a lighter touch with the pencil, I decided not to over use any grades darker than 2B, (hence the title). Using too much of the darker grades would overpower the delicate lilac/blue of the cranesbill, and this, after all will be the focus.
|A bit faint, but work in progress.|
Adding the background grasses to a Meadow Cranesbil.
Perhaps I should have finished the painting first.
Quick meadow update! The seeds have germinated, hurrah. Bring on the colour.