I had a plate of broccoli bits, I drew and then shaded them. I wanted to see if my impression of them would change if I changed the tone I used. Hence the two similar drawings in the two different hues.
Sepia: Derwent inktense sepia pencil and wash; Grey: Derwent sketching and wash pencils; 7.5 by 12.5cm
I saw some runner beans stacked up in a dish and thought to draw them and darken the in-between negative spaces. I took parts and redrew – they looked like landscapes – so now here are “beanscapes”.
Pencil and wash with pen outline, 12 by 22cm
This time I wanted to just use paint on paper to play with the daisies in a jar. I put some salt on the wet paint and used an inktense pencil to strengthen some lines. I kept some areas vague to contrast them with the sharper lined areas.
Water colour, inktense pencils and salt, 14 by 24cm