Starting a new project – Stippling with pen and ink
Here are a couple of pics of a new project I am working on. More details will be revealed closer to the time but I'm quite excited about this one! :-) At the moment I'm working on the New Zealand native Black Tree Fern Frond. The first pic shows my progress as of yesterday morning. I’ve done more since this photo was taken but haven’t finished the stem yet as I had hoped by now! It always takes longer than planned! The second pic shows my practise before starting the actual illustration. I worked in graphite first (bottom) to get a sense of the shadows and highlights, and then in ink (top).