"Up to the Ridgeway (Wiltshire)", acrylic.
The clouds that day were stunning. At one stage, the sky was filled with downy feather-shapes - almost unbelievable. I chose this image because of the ascent of the path ahead. I wanted to portray the climb up towards the sky.Something learnt: Acrylic works surprisingly well in a sketchbook, but doesn't make a very good barrier to water soaking between pages.
"Sun in the Clouds at Watership Down" , watercolour and Inktense with Indian Ink
I made one compromise - I drove to the foot of the down instead of walking. I parked in a muddy field entrance, crossed the narrow road and slipped into the field on the other side. The clouds went in in watercolour with a big round sable brush, then I used Inktense pencils to give the hill some contrast to the sky. The big round sable was re-employed to intensify and fix the ink from the pencils.
Finally - after I returned to the car - I decided more definition was required and added some ink lines using a 0.3 Derwent Grafik pen.
It wasn't until after I got home that I realised that my enthusiastic scribbling on the darker trees had gone through the paper to mark the following two-page spread. Which isn't mine to draw upon.
I shall have to make my apologies when I make the exchange later today.Something learnt: Be very careful with wet paper and pencils!
subject that would work well on the black fabric and so I sketched it in using Derwent Drawing. Clouds across the moon, and a cloud of steam...