I enjoy this ‘blocking-out’ stage as it lets me work quickly and get the basic details down without any fuss. I should do more of this Expressionist work and leave it before it becomes too photographic-like.
Before I add all the subtle details I will block out the background/foreground areas and the shadows. I have decided to us Cream for the ‘sand’ and French Grey 70% for the shadows with several overlays of Cream. This is where layering of coloured pencils becomes important. I don’t want a ‘graphic’ look to this drawing.
If all goes well I intend to publish this drawing on my Redbubble site and have some cards printed to give to my students at the Cairns ArtEscape in July.