Sketches and Color Finding

I’m still trying to make time to sketch a bit every day. The every day thing isn’t working out but I am getting two or three done per week. Also still practicing the color finding with colored pencils.

This is a sketch of a wild lupine in standard pencil and the leaf with the colored pencil beside it. Greens are still really hard to do.

Here’s a different green of the snow on the mountain leaf. The sketch was done with water soluble graphite pencils. This one took several days to complete as I only have 10 or 15 minutes in the morning before I go to work.

Here’s a dried up leaf that I did this morning with watercolors and permanent pen. I had more time today to try to get a bit more detail into the sketch. I had a bunch of dried leaves but decided to start with just one.

 

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10 thoughts on “Sketches and Color Finding

  1. I had to peer closely at the screen to see which dried leaf was the real one. I think that the drawing looks more real than the real one!
    A while back you gave good advice about ‘doing something everyday – even if it’s just five minutes’ and you’ve proved above that the advice is sound.

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