Friday, 8 February 2008

Three oak leaves


I have been working on these three oak leaves. I started off using Derwent graphitint pencils to draw out the shape and details. Then I used a paint brush and wet the graphitint, my first time at doing this. It gave quite a nice leaf, the colours became brighter and the original drawing stayed true, but I felt it was just a foundation for what I hoped to achieve. After painting over it with acrylic paint and a bit of experimenting with Derwent coloured pencils and more painting, this is the finished drawing of the three oak leaves.
I like playing around with different materials and mixing them with each other. You can often discover new ways of working with your materials. The drawing is on A3 size paper.
I am really pleased with the finished result and the lovely rich colours. I love the shape of oak leaves and everyone is unique. They were collected from a beautiful old oak tree in my village.

9 comments:

Nature and Me said...

You have captured the veins of the leaves so well.

ellie said...

These are beautiful ! You have really captured the texture of the leaves, great !

Computerarte said...

Milly
They are lovely and like you I love the colors! It's great mixing materials the result it's surprising:)

Thanks for the nice word's It's an honor for me to know that you as a teacher like my ideias for children's book's! Fell's good and give us straigh to work better.
Thanks!

I could you think that you don't belong to moleskine group? with your talent? your place in that group was waiting for!
MarĂ­lia.

Ann said...

This is very nice - they almost seem to glow!

Joanna said...

I used to liked working with pencil and acrylic paint, it was a million miles away from what I paint now. Love the colours and all the crinkle edges to the oak leaves.

Pondside said...

Hello Milly - I've just bought a fall Country Living - the book store gets them quite late over here. I was delighted to find your drawings! Congratulations! I'm so pleased for you - lovely to have your gift recognized!

Lost In Wonder said...

Very cool drawing. I've been playing with a bunch of things as well, but I hadn't gotten the Graphitints yet. I did get the Inktense, and have used them quite a bit.

E-J said...

Lovely textures! A3, you say? So they're fairly large? I am really enjoying my visit to your blog.

Terra Hangen said...

Lovely drawings; I admire your talent.