Friday, 11 September 2015

Drawing Small Treasures - first attempts

 Today's attempt to draw a 'small treasure' ( in this case a terracotta pottery shard )  went rather  better than yesterday's drawing, mainly as the use of  colour ( Cretacolor oil )  helps to distinguish between the object and shadows. 

  I really struggled yesterday  with a  small grey sparkly stone, the shadows seem more solid than the item itself! With some time left within my 30 minutes I had a play with pen and then watercolours which suffered from   impatience waiting for  initial wash to dry. I'm most pleased with the bottom left effort, even if it does look like a butter bean (or perhaps 'Gigantes'  seeing it was probably a Greek stone).   

1 comment:

Margaret Cooter said...

All this in 30 minutes! Wow!