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Sketching with watercolours, in the wonderfully shaggy Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor, which is beloved of our young lad. The wood is a strangely eerie place with it’s twisted little oak trees, all bedecked with hanging moss’ and lichens. The trees grow over a valley side which is littered with granite boulders themselves also covered in moss. It is a fascinating place with many stories and legends about it.
However today the sun is shining and the wood is bright and hot. However, as soon as we stop to sketch I am surrounded by little ‘midgy’ things all trying to have a nibble of me. So I’m sketching away with my hat & fleece on! All zipped up and trousers tucked into my socks to try and stop flying things from finding too much tasty skin!
This sketch is A4, using watercolour over a pencil sketch. I’m using my Arboreta 160gsm off-white drawing cartridge pad and small, travelling Winsor & Newton, watercolour field paint box, a round brush – sable no.6 and a 6B pencil.
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