Tuesday, 14 February 2012

"Underneath" Pen, 21 x 30cm


I was at a boring meeting with the lawyer a few days ago and a little doodle began to appear under my pen amongst my notes. When I got home I immediately redrew it larger on good paper...I love this...being able to see above and below the ground!

Monthly Painters Challenge, January

Eucalyptus Leaf

The brief for the Challenge was what you can see through a magnifying glass! My magnifying glass is only 2.5cm across so it really was a challenge!

I chose a dead leaf because I love anything organic and the most interesting section appeared to be the hole in the right side of the leaf. Also included live leaves and open flowers for a little variety.

I began in paint but ditched that very quickly! It suddenly seemed to me that pen was the way to go with lots of detail and cross hatching. Pencil for shadows within the dead leaf. I had completed a pen drawing the day before that I was very happy with. and I am happy I decided to go with pen for this too!