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Blackdown Hills

We have been camping on the Blackdown Hills with lots of Cub Scouts and their families and having a hot, jolly time! With even some ‘Ging Gang Googling’ around the campfire. While the youngsters were in the pool splashing about, I strolled off along one of the enchanting wooded paths that run along the edge of the hills.
There are many footpaths and bridleways heading off, but today I don’t have time to explore them all. Soon I find myself in the lovely village of Blackborough, looking out across the levels to a hazy Exmoor in the distance.

Materials Used

The above willow charcoal and white pastel sketch of a Wooded Path, makes much use of the green, Daler Rowney, Ingres pastel paper. With just the shadows added using charcoal and the white pastel as ‘negative space’ – Sky. I liked the stark shape of the tree standing out against the sky. The sketch is A4 in size.

I worked on this sketch as I retraced my steps, back up to the campsite through the woods. A lovely spot, we’ll have to come back again.

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