Mothly drawing

A quick sketch of a dead moth for my three-hundredth post. Followed by some older sketches of other insects found in our garden for your further enjoyment…

august1505Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, water-colour, tiny – about 10 minutes

tiger moth sc026e0038 The Beetles1

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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2 Responses to Mothly drawing

  1. catagonia12 says:

    Wow, 300! I really enjoy your sketches and these “bugs” are great! The last one, beetle, I like how you get a 3d look to it. Your shadows look very realistic, do you have any advice on how you paint your shadows? Thanks!

  2. Ed Mostly says:

    Thanks! For the beetle I used pencil for the line drawing and slightly diluted Lexington grey in a water-brush for the shading. The ink washes can be built up very steadily, adjusting here and there to get the shading just right. If you use water-colour you really have to get it right first time, as subsequent glazes interact with each other. Unless you like the happy accidents that result! Ed

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