I must admit however, that working on black paper was a disappointment. The paper ‘ate’ much of the cool grey colours and the surface itself had very little tooth that meant that the pencil often ‘slid’ on the paper, not ‘grip’ like I was used to with the pastel board. But I had no pastel board, only paper, and that will have to do!
As this is only an experiment, I’m not worried if the drawing is a success.
Having completed the outside section it’s time to consider what colours I will apply to the central part. I had intended to use Cream, sand, yellow ochre, goldenrod and burnt ochre, but they did not appeal.
Back to the drawing board!
Monday: What did I finally choose?