more botanical lanscapes

bristlecone-border-1This is the graphite drawing of the Bristlecone Border at the Denver Botanic Gardens done on Canson Montval watercolor block, 9″ x 12″, cold press. The dark gray areas are the Pebeo drawing gum resist applied to save the lights.

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A “ghost wash” is applied over the resist and graphite, with warm tones in the foreground fading to cooler tones in the background.

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The main dark and light tones are now established –

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and the resist is rubbed off revealing the saved lights.

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The final details are added with the small blossoms in the foreground done with white gouache and watercolor.

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