Autumn is here – a number of grey and quiet days has passed, and so I have been out to soak up the energy of quiet withdrawing and with this a sense of melancholy.
Have tried to convey the feelings and impressions on small pieces of textured Japan paper in sepia. I have used Sepia charcoal to make the studies – not too much contrast.
Here are a couple of pages from my sketchbook showing the variety in composition, lines and pressure.
It almost look like a chessboard when seen from above 🙂
A few details
I like the ridge on this one – more scrumpled paper would be good.
Pages with notes:
Would the outcome have been different if I had used coloured pencils – put a few colours down with Supracolor to indicate the mood.
A little more detail from the sketches I would like to develop more – like the movement and composition and scrumpled effect.
I really like the close up possibility the IPad gives – it is like a whole new landscape appears, somewhere to dive into and perhaps explore more – will try that.