Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Graphitint and Rollerball - Trees through a Window
But if I put the colour for the leaves in and the darker colours for the branches, I would probably loose the clarity of the wetted green shades when the branch colour bled into the leaf colour... What I needed was a waterproof dark. I lighted upon a black rollerball pen. Having firmly delineated the wood, I felt confident enough to give its bark some colour.
At home, I used a waterbrush to wet the graphitint colours. The effect is pleasingly subtle.