ARTICHOKES WATERCOLOUR PENCIL PRACTICE
Today I'm going to post a series of watercolour pencil stages of a group of artichokes, as I agreed at the last workshop that watercolour pencils was going to be the new media for our February workshop. .. so I thought I ought to remind myself of their versatility. I spied some dried artichokes growing in one of the allotments and had permission to cut them down for sketching.
I hope my sketches show a) how to pencil sketch lightly a simple composition giving various angles of the flowerhead, b) how to add dry watercolour pencil marks, c) add water with a brush to some areas leaving others dry and finally d) how to use strong linear marks created by wetting the tip of the pencil.