The next photo is of a tree - the trunk is old and weathered, it has layers of soft, peeling bark.
|Old Tree, Portmeirion, N. Wales|
Quink ink 1: I used a wide bamboo pen - this created unexpected 'white spaces' in the work. I then worked over the area with a narrower pen - this created the feeling of layers of bark.
This is quite a nice technique - you have no control over where the ink will stay and where the spaces appear.
|Sketch using wide bamboo pen|
|Sketch using narrow reed pen|
Heavy layers of dark coloured wax crayon were applied on the darker side of the trunk.
Less intense colours of crayon were applied sparingly on the lighter side of the trunk.
White crayon was used to mask the area where the sun was shining through the branches.
Watercolour paint was then washed over the top of the crayon - this also created some interesting textures, leaving 'blobs' of paint on top of the wax.
Out of the 3 techniques - this was my favourite to create.
|Sketch using wax crayon and watercolour wash.|
|Textural studies of the tree|