|6/7/16 brush pen, colored pencil|
One of my favorite things about taking sketchabouts in the ‘hood is admiring the flowers in my neighbors’ gardens. A few days ago I spotted some brilliant orange and yellow lilies growing against a fence. With flowers, it’s always hard to resist color, but I also know that I can learn more from using only value tones. To keep myself from being tempted, I pulled out my little red Field Notes and sketched an orange lily with nothing but a black brush pen and white colored pencil.
Of course, I can only resist for so long. Right after that sketch, I pulled out my colored pencils for the yellow lily growing nearby.
|6/7/16 colored pencils|