Part 1, project 2 monochrome studies

Are these instructions particularly obtuse or do I have the wrong language chip installed? Anyway, the task was to take two A3 sized sheets (conveniently side by side in my sketchbook); apply a dark wash to one and a light grey wash to the other. As I didn’t have any of the suggested colours to make the first (and also may not have twigged that ‘wash’ meant ‘transparent’) the dark side is a mix of Royal & Langnickel student grade cyan blue and lamp black, and the grey is this mixed with Liquitex heavy body titanium white.

Next, came the copy of a winter tree. The first in the colour of the background of the second, and the second the reverse. The results don’t really do either any justice!

My plan was to re-wash these and start again, but going from scratch is probably better.

Or not. I don’t think I’m cut out for fine brush work at arm’s length. I suppose the wash is more like an actual wash. I need to move on because this exercise is beginning to irritate me and that’s not good for either of us! I may come back to it, or give it a go on a smaller, more manageable scale. I’m calling it done for now anyway.

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