Hi there, how are you?
At the supermarket this week we found a small bunch of tulips in the reduced section. They were only slightly wilting and we thought with some care they may spring back a little.
They did and were still going strong a few days later; they were the muse for this weeks drawings.
I started with loose watercolour, it’s quick and gave me a feel for the shapes.
Next I drew some tulips with a fountain pen (below) and pulled out the ink with a damp brush, then used a brush pen filled with grey ink to colour them.
Tidying through some papers I found a toned sketchbook (it’s amazing what you find when you’re not looking for it), I was just going to use ink and a white gel pen but there was a palette of gouache by my side and I thought it would go nicely on this paper and it did,
This last one is a combination of brush pen, black watercolour and white gouache. I like the effect of the black watercolour on this paper, especially where the paint is thin and it looks like a dark brown. I’ll have to try that again.
Not too bad for a small bunch of wilting tulips, they’ve kept me busy and happy all week.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x