Northumbria, sketch with Derwent XL Graphite sticks in S&B Delta sketchbook
Heading back to Netherton across the moor, Simonside hills in the distance, last light, sun setting behind the hills. Derwent XL Graphite sticks in an S&B Delta A4 sketchbook
I had a few days in Northumbria sketching with a friend. Both of us were suffering with racking coughs but managed to get lots done. This one is from a drive back across the moors in the evening in the last light.
Done in Derwents XL graphite blocks and a little of their tinted watersoluble graphite pencils as well. They were perfect for the wild landscape and time of day. There is just a touch of W&N watercolour for the reds in the sky , but everything else is done with the coloured graphite sticks (very chunky and lush) and the graphitint pencils.
I took my S&B Delta sketchbook and almost filled it :>) using a wide variety of media - watercolour, XL graphite and charcoal, willow charcoal, ballpoint pen, gouache, conte pencil, ink and a mix of any and all! A gorgeous book that took everything I threw at it ... scratching out, erasing, washing out ....
more to follow .....
have you tried the XL range?