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