|tangles: Cadent, Chevron, Cubine, Hypnotic, Jonqual,|
Knightsbridge, Neuron, Nzepple, Peaks Border, Screen, Tagh, Tipple
There was a choice of assignments for the third week's Dual Brush Pen homework so that those who had already taken one of Marie's earlier tangling classes, which I have, could choose to tackle something fresh. So, instead of drawing & colouring another "Flower Garden" (see here), I set to work with the "Falling Leaves" project. This incorporated watercolour blending, indirect Blender Pen & direct to paper colouring, Glue Pen Resist & haloing techniques as well as layering of complimentary colours to produce muted tones. The latter was a most interesting exercise as all of my leaves started out watercoloured in various greens & ended up as in the photographs once I'd applied the additional reds, pinks, oranges & yellows. The whole piece is about 6½ x 9¾ inches in size using Daler-Rowney Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth watercolour paper.
|close-up of top section|
|close-up of central section|
|close-up of bottom section|
As I didn't have any suitable dies or die-cuts to draw round I drew myself some leaves freehand. Another option would have been to use real leaves but the leaves in our woodland are soaking wet because of the heavy rainfall we are experiencing at present.
|close-up showing the pinky white spots where the Glue Pen Resist repelled the colouring|