Park tree

I went to the Botanical Garden to sketch the magnolias again, but it was shut (“Gates will be locked one hour before sunset”). So I sketched a tree across the road instead. Brown ink in a Kuretake #8 for the line work, and the usual suspects for the rest. Adding layers of dilute Lexington grey lets me boost the contrast in key areas; it’s my favourite part of the whole process, gradually building depth.

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Noodlers Brown 41 in Kuretake #8, Lexington grey in water-brush, watercolour, A5 – 45 mins

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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2 Responses to Park tree

  1. Jim says:

    Wow. The moss and shading really make that branch pop forward.

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