In studio today continuing to work on the foliage of the Flowering Currant(ribes sanguineum) that accompanies the hummingbird from previous posts. You can see how wonderfully the stippling technique in ink can represent the lovely structure and pattern of the leaf. I really do find joy in this work, particularly when I have such an amazing and complex subject such as this plant. I find the need to restrain myself from adding to much detail, and in this case manage to accomplish that by allowing light to create harsh shadowing from which to draw from. This will be important, considering that later I will be adding translucent watercolour, which will add another level of detail to the piece.
Inking a leaf
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