I found this bell tricky to draw. It’s the old ‘circles in perspective’ problem again.
I can’t find my old 2B pencil so I’m using another one, which is much more smudgy. Perhaps it’s got more carbon in. It gives a rougher look.
I didn’t look at this closely when I started this. I should have looked closely at the leaf serrations, and drawn them like I did in the top right of the drawing. This would have given me a better idea of the shape of the edges so when I drew them they would be more accurate.
I wondered if I could draw the different kinds of plants in front of the shed, whith their different tones and textures.
Again, one drawn in the holiday lodge, North Yorkshire. I was half way through when Emily walked past and accidentally kicked the boot across the room. I’m not sure if I put it back at the same angle!
A vase in a holiday lodge. The light was dim and I couldn’t see it properly, so I had to make parts up. But perhaps the poor lights in the lodge were like candlelight in the old days. Artists like Gainsborough painted by candle light – perhaps they had to make part of their pictures up.
I just can’t seem to get the hang of creating changes of tone. They are either abrupt, overworked or imperceptible. More practice needed!
I’m just trying to get familiar with what you can do with washes.