Ann Robertson – Artist and Illustrator

52Frames Reflections! Week 9

Mar 2, 2022 | 52Frames, colour, Drawing, Nature, Painting | 0 comments

 

This weeks 52Frames challenge (https://52frames.com/) is Reflections! I really like this subject and I had a few photos options to choose from. I decided to use one I took at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales some years ago. It has been in a folder called interesting projects…

I have also been reading some of my mums old books illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The limited colour palette is very effective and many of his images have large empty spaces. So those thoughts were in my mind too.

I think the leaf reflections are so lovely I stripped out other background elements. The ouline of the image was done with a nib pen, and then I managed to lay a really good wash.

 

Pencil drawing

Pencil drawing

 

Ink drawing

Ink drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

watercolour and pen

watercolour and pen

 

I left it to dry properly!! and then painted the leaves.

 

watercolour and pen

 

While painting the leaves I smudged the wash with a wet finger. It is very annoying as the wash was so good, but getting better each time. Wonder if I will get a perfect one?

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