Posted by Lidya Endzo Kun iLLa
I have begun my Tenby St Catherine’s Island scene inpencil. I am using A3 cartridge paperand a range of different soft and hard pencils. It took a bit of experimentation to get the size and placement of theisland correct, and I then shaded parts of the sky lightly and added details tothe island. It was bitterly cold today,with snow later on, but there was still a good turnout at art group and we moreor less managed to keep warm. Some ofthe other members had begun their drawing project too, with Barbara drawing astork (baby not included) and Kevin a cottage and stream, with trees at theback, from a photo he took in North Yorkshire.
I did feel that the flowers in the foreground needed somecolour to do them justice, so I used pencil crayons, but then they seemed todetract from the island, so I added colour to that, plus a bit to the sky, seaand beach. I am not sure how much more Ican do to this drawing now – it looks more or less finished. To be honest, it seems to me that thissubject would be best done as a painting rather than a pencil drawing.
Next week, I will probably start something new, which couldwell be another one of Tenby, but perhaps Carew Castle this time. I visited the castle on a sunny day and thecastle looked majestic, and was reflected in the lake at the side. The stone walls might look good in chalkpastel, to help give it texture.