Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Happy Jubilee and a bit of sketching
celebration and didn't get too wet in what must have been one of the most dire June weekends for weather in recent history. Non stop rain and so cold. We had a wonderful time chez Rainbow and sank many bottles of champers. I confess to being a bit merry. Apparently I sang. Great stuff.
I noticed that I haven't blogged for a few days and hope you'll forgive me being so tardy, but I've had such a lot of stuff to do with the guerrilla gardening lark.
However, I did spare a couple of hours this morning for a spot of sketching. I used an 8b pencil which was very interesting and I loved the really dark darks I was able to get. I timed out, or would have done a lot more smoothing and blending to take away some of the hard edges. Still at least I've got something done!! Back to normal in a couple of days I hope.
For this portrait I'm starting off by using some stencils and stamps to make a background. I especially like the stencil with the jumble...
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