Blackberry Leaf Sketch
Pen and Wash
I am currently working on a new floral idea. I have got as far as drawing out the floral parts but I felt I needed to study blackberry leaf structure in more detail. Sketching is collecting useful information so that I can tackle a painting in a much freer, looser and more imaginative way. In this case I needed to understand how the leaves grow, their structural shape and how the light and shadow affects colour, tone and form.