Monday, May 27, 2013

sketchbook drawing : the leaves


3 comments:

sameer rao said...

loved it really good its crisp graphite work cheers:)

Radiantsun said...

Did you erase the plants or draw them, then color around? You have such a great technique!

Ester Wilson said...

thanks both!

Radiantsun - I started in the center by drawing the shape of leaves on branches leaving them almost white, and filled in a dark semi-square shape around that. From there I drew shapes that came out from that darkness filling them in with pencil, while also erasing into the square to connect the outside leaves with shapes that faded into the middle. So it was push and pull together.