Your Watercolour Paintings › Conkers sketch
September 30, 2018 at 18:25 #96773
It really is Autumn now here in Wales. I got these conkers from the horse chestnut tree in my garden, and could not resist some of the lovely browns and yellows in the leaves and the conkers themselves. I painted the leaves first and then drew in pen over, whilst for the conkers, I did the drawing first and then painted. I got a bit confused with the shadows.
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September 30, 2018 at 23:02 #96777
You certainly caught the feel of autumn here. Well done
October 1, 2018 at 07:45 #96782
Bonkers for your conkers. That one in the shell looks so fresh and you really have got those autumn leaves right.
Take time to look and make sure you see.
October 1, 2018 at 19:26 #96796
Beautifully penned and painted! Excellent work.
October 2, 2018 at 01:47 #96799
Nicely painted. Really like dark browns with highlights.
October 2, 2018 at 07:27 #96810
So lovely! I love how shiny the nuts are and also how you’ve solved the yellowing in the leaves. It inspires me to try the same thing if I find a nice leaf. It’s so nicely loose painted and looks so fresh!
October 3, 2018 at 22:01 #96827
October 4, 2018 at 04:53 #96830
Howard WParticipant14 pts
I wish I could see our world’s details as well as you. Nicely done.
October 4, 2018 at 18:35 #96860
Fabulous sketch! Well done
October 9, 2018 at 20:39 #96981
This is really beautiful!
October 20, 2018 at 22:28 #97068
Joy DixParticipant2 pts
Lovely sketch, Brynteg, the conkers especially look just ready for some little boy to come along and string them for a game.
As regards the shadows, I’m guessing that your studio, like mine, had more than one light source which can be a hindrance for still life painting. I find that when I come to the point of putting in the final shadows I turn on only one strong light source on the subject and take that as my point of reference. Hope that idea helps.
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