I intend to have the drawing box-framed. There will be no mountboard, only a deep-set, solid dark frame. The only white that will be seen belongs to the limited area of background.
I added a variety of leaf shapes to give the feeling of falling leaves, as is the case with the season of Autumn.
The dark stain that runs across the leaf contains a tree-like shape which appeals to me.
Some of the major leaf veins are highlighted as are numerous flickers of light on the leaf’s surface.
For this drawing I used a full sheet of 300 gsm watercolour paper. I don’t normally work on white, but the palette of this particular composition needed as light a background as possible.
Prints and cards of this drawing are for sale at:
Tomorrow: More on ‘themes’.