Well, I was that tired from my second day of canoeing and Kayaking I fell asleep in my chair and I am afraid that blog posting went out of the window.
So back to the current sketchbook pages. Above is a hint of what the next stage looked like.
This is where we left the drawing in a previous post.
Once having drawn the main areas in charcoal (a messy media to be honest) some of the charcoal was blended and smudged the lines. I really like oil pastels at the moment so then added some colour and blended the tow colours together.
I used some textured paper for soft pastels which I have had for years! I like the way the grain of the paper is picked up by the charcoal and oil pastels.
I then added more sharper lines to certain areas to make them stand out.
So to recap. Sections of the building have been taken to produce a montage or abstract designs based on Truro Cathedral. The picture above shows in close-up the texture that can be gained with textured paper and blending with your finger, cotton wool or cotton wool bud.
So here is the final outcome. Now, at this point I am supposed to go over the top lightly with some drawing ink!!! Can I bring myself to do this???? NO! So I am going to do another version and add the ink to that. The other groups have done this so I do want to show this technique but I shall be very upset if a ruin it. I have not tried this before so I do not have the confidence of knowledge as to what I will end up with. It will also give me another chance to try different colours as well. The colours that I have chosen here do go with the colours featured in the photos. I am trying to move away from blues and greens which has tended to be my choice of colour with Art projects this year. Did not really notice until I grouped it all together to store over the summer!
I shall be back with another make tomorrow too. Plus an idea for a swap.