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Drawing The Dark

13 Feb

dark-night

Husb and I went for a stroll in the dark down to the beach. We’re lucky enough to live just a few minutes walk from Swansea Bay which would be idyllic if it didn’t rain for most of the year! But it’s a great place to nip out for some exercise. I took my A4 brown paper sketchbook and some conté crayons in sanguine, white and black. There’s more to see in the dark that you’d think. We stood on the promenade behind the sea wall and looked across the beach and sea to the inky horizon. The lamp post behind us threw some light and shadows across the pale sand and the edges of the waves and a couple of stars gleamed white in the darkness. I turned the black conté on its side to block in the sky and sea – it gives it a grainy texture. I picked out our shadows with a touch of sanguine and the black applied lightly.

 

 

I am putting my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to see more, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.

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