Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Getting there - slow but sure

Further to my last post, I've been working on this drawing I did, using a photograph of some toadstools I took for the background.  First of all I used a sepia pen to go over the drawing lines, then rubbed them out (very gently!)
I then added colours to various parts, using water soluble wax crayons mostly, then started to put the details in, plus some shadows.  The fairy is only very lightly coloured (nowhere near finished).  I am concentrating on the leaves mostly at the moment, and haven't quite decided about the background at the top.  Lots to do still, but I think it's coming on.
It's great for me to compare the pictures of the process, if only I could remember to do more scans as I went along!
Bye for now .....

5 comments:

Mandi said...

It's looking good Val :)

Heather said...

It is indeed coming along - she's going to be beautiful. I love those soluble crayons - they make even my drawings look nearly OK. Your delicate use of colour is enviable and I really think there are fairies at the bottom of your garden!

sharon young said...

Fabulous Val, I love the shadows under the leaves

Maggi said...

Love the detail you have here Val and the fungi from the previous post. Sorry to have missed it originally but i have had internet problems.

duendes said...

Hello Val,
very precious!!!
hugs.