sketching out a friend's farm yesterday - I liked the pattern of the second gateway seen throught the first and the huge
contrast of dark and light, looking into the light
- and then Spot the cat came to join me and toast in the dappled shade for a while
Coffee, ink and white pencil in a Strathmore book with buff paper - that book is on the never-to-buy-again list as the paper is too thin, too absorbent so wet mediums soak through, the paper buckles, just generally not good enough.
I wish I'd put Spot a little less in line with the gateway but had to get her sketched quickly as cats aren't the most cooperative models about keeping still. I didn't stop to think. I think I made it work with the deep shadow on the left and the dappled sun on the right - do you think?