I hate the sight of blood, especially my own. There has been plenty of it this week as I have been getting up close and personal with the thorns on the brambles. They really are nasty little blighters, sharp, long and always finding my fingers!!
Thin, long and very sharp
A different type of thorn but just as sharp.
Nice colour though.
To do the leaves, the thorns will get masked out.
The stuff I use doesn't lift the paint.
|As close as I want to get |
The stipules were tricky and still might
need a little touch up here and there.
Greens used were mixed using Lemon Yellow, Cerulean Blue and Ultramarine Light. Mixes were darkened using mid tone shades mixed with the yellows and blues used along with some Perylene Maroon. Thorns were applied with Raw Sienna, a brownish Mid Tone and more Perylene Maroon.
New discoveries are always fun, especially if it is craft related. This weekend, I will be turning my hand to something new that I am really keen to have a go at. Fabrics and folding will be involved and the results will be posted here next week.
Those leaves are still waiting...