Fresh sketch

Posted on January 11, 2013

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Just a little pastel sketch to brush off the cowebs and get used to colour selection etc.,. again. I used textured Canson Mi-Teintes paper (with a dark blue background) in A5 so a bit of a challenge to squeeze it all in. I used the ‘vellum’ side which produces the rough appearance – see previous post Hidden Cove to see another example of this look.

Think I may have overworked it slightly – seems a little less dramatic in the final image. I was attempting to match the realism of the photo (which was never going to possible on this paper and in this size). Anyway good to be back at it, the ‘studio’ is set up now with fresh boards and papers and all the paraphenalia so will get started on a proper piece soon.

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