Went ahead and finished a page in Toned-Gray Strathmore sketchbook. Pencils used were a Staedtler Mars Lumograph 6B for dark and a Berol Verithin 734 White. Now, back to painting.
Experimented with a monotype on a South Slough Reserve Brochure. I first lightly (see through) coated with thinned Gesso. Made a test of mediums on screen for best B&W – watercolor black, Derwent Ink Black 2200 pencil, and 6B Drawing Pencil were the choices.
After doing a Pen & Ink drawing of Skunk Cabbage which is abundant at South Slough Estuary, I took it into Adobe Illustrator and did a few basic layering of color.
Decided to do some Pen & Ink line drawings along the pathways at South Slough Estuary today. Once there I found that there were too many choices and themes. I tried tastes of different segments of the walk. There was dead stumps with plants, twisting & turning pathways, and an abundance of flora – especially skunk cabbage. Pictured below are 2 of the 3 sketch/drawings – the third, Skunk Cabbage, I’m going to play around with in Adobe Illustrator (AI) and will show the drawing and AI-edits later.
Working on the composition for next South Slough Path – this one brings in artificial structures with natural surroundings. The bridge slats looks like a ‘beat’ or piano keys accompanying the natural ‘rhythms’. I’m going to play the image with Silkscreen Monotype.