Spent most of this week on this drawing, tried to free up my style 🤔 I like the cool colours, maybe should have focused on using dark blue as outline around the trees. Always learning and exploring drawing techniques. I used soft pastels on pastelmat paper, washes and overlay with graphite and charcoal. Various pastels used, Sennelier which is a very soft pastel and quite crumbly to inktense, which is a watercolour pastel. All my work is for sale and I’m available to do com
Arrived today! 😀👍. Delighted with the quality of the cards. Each card represents one of my drawings Of Dartmoor including the beautiful Vixen Tor and the trees scattered amongst the granite rocks except one of the beach at Porthcothan. Each card comes with envelope and cellophane wallet, 5x5”and 6x5” £2 each or a selection of 6 for £10. If interested in purchasing, please message me.
Latest challenge trying to draw reflections taken from a photo I took last Summer during lockdown when I was on one of my walks/exercise. I loved the colours and the beauty of the reflections and since I’ve never drawn reflections, I thought it would be a challenge. I used Sennelier pastels along with inktense pastels, graphite and pen. #commissions #Devon #Dartmoor #rivers #reflections #pastels #sketch
My first video!😳
This shows some of my work close up using my new pad but now it’s time to work on a larger scale, hence the new sketch pad. I will sometime in the future video myself producing my work and the techniques I use, so please, watch this space. I’m enjoying working with this new paper. I use pastelmat with Sennelier soft pastels and some harder inscribe pastels. @drawntothevalley #pastelmat #pastels #Dartmoor #Devon
Day 3 play in the studio, experimenting with media. Today still playing with my new pastel pad but this time adding gesso to create texture. I’ve used soft pastel, mainly Sennelier along with conte and graphite. I love the colours in this picture, the pinks and greens. Next week I might spend my time drawing figures for a change 🤔. @Drawn to the valley #pastel #mixmedia #Dartmoor #trees #sketchaday #sketchjanuary
Still playing with my new sketch pad using soft pastel (Sennelier) and graphite. I love the way the ripples look like figures walking through the sand. I love this new paper I’m working on, a specialist, pastel paper. Now need to work on a much larger scale. At the moment I’ve set myself a target to produce a sketch/study a day. Best way to use my time in this Covid infected period. #softpastel #beach #Porthcothan #Cornwall