Metroparks waterfall

gbritnell

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The reference photo of this area was taken by me in the early fall. I changed a few of the elements around to make it more interesting. The drawing was done on black Stonehenge with Prismacolor pencils. It's 11 x 14 inches. When working on a black ground you have to think about putting the colors down in reverse. Rather than going from light to dark on a light background you already have the dark so you have to work up to the light. I find that putting a light wash in whatever hue you're going to use for an area then applying your main color works best.
 

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Wow, stunning! I love the water and the light on the overhanging branch. Lovely use of the black paper.
 
Fabulous! The light on the rocks is particularly well done.
 
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