Graphite pencil drawing, Reeds II

Reeds II

3 March 2021 By ian

We have a couple of beautiful bird reserves nearby and I love to walk around them when the sun is low in the sky. They both have extensive reed beds and the light at dawn and dusk is just incredible. I’m exploring that with what will be a short series of drawings – probably just four pictures although I’m not completely sure just yet.

This drawing is on A4 Bristol board. The smoothness of Bristol board helps me get crisp lines and translucency and suits the effect I’m trying to get.

You can see the first reeds picture here.