Another experiment with the charcoal and coloured pencil combination on grey paper - this time I did something I rarely do and included figures and a dog - it helps give the scale of those cliffs and rocks - the figures should actually be slightly smaller but the pencils wouldn't cooperate any smaller than this :>)
Done using willow charcoal, polychromos and Lyra coloured pencils and a battery operated eraser on grey rough paper (which eats the pencils).
The curve in the horizon is the paper not lying flat - not me tipping the sea up!
the figures are just very loosely suggested, with their dog playing in the water.
- there are lots of hazy subtle colour changes in these that don't show up well onscreen :>(
I ended up working all day and evening yesterday, covering for another art teacher who is off ill - and have a lot of boring routine stuff to get on with today so painting isn't likely :>(
next installment in the teaching series will be at the weekend for anyone interested