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Saturday, March 11, 2006
I've got three stems of amaryllis (what's the plural of amaryllis?) for my "flowers from life " project - so I thought I'd better practice drawing them before starting a painting. And the best way I know of really focusing on working out how somethings "works" is to draw in pen and ink. The fact that erasing is not an option makes me draw my lines rather more carefully in the first place.
However, every time I do a complicated pen and ink drawing I remember that I really love to do contour hatching and cross-hatching. Which might sound a bit nonsensical - so I'd be interested to hear what you think.............
This is on Daler Rowney Lyndhurst - which is a double sided high white smooth cartridge paper which suitable for line and wash. The pad is 20" x 15" and the image I'm showing you is about 15" x 12" and was drawn using a Pilot B-Tec C$ with a 0.4 fine point.