Build geometric shapes on top of a sketch. Apply a different material in each section. You could recycle a pen or pencil observational study to do this.

Build geometric shapes on top of a sketch. Apply a different material in each section. You could recycle a pen or pencil observational study to do this.

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bell pepper - charcoal. Note the different directions of the marks and lines to suggest 3-D form and the build up of hatching to achieve tone.

bell pepper - charcoal. Note the different directions of the marks and lines to suggest 3-D form and the build up of hatching to achieve tone.

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Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in…
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Sketchbook refrence work, a page looking into botanical illustration from over the years. I have used a cross section of media including watercolour and fineliner. Using different paper to work on has also been an essential part of these pages as I have experimented on working on sugar paper, newspaper and others. Dimensions: Double page spread in A3 sketchbook.

Sketchbook refrence work, a page looking into botanical illustration from over the years. I have used a cross section of media including watercolour and fineliner. Using different paper to work on has also been an essential part of these pages as I have experimented on working on sugar paper, newspaper and others. Dimensions: Double page spread in A3 sketchbook.

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When you were a kid, did you ever pour glue on your hands just for the fun of peeling it off when it dried? I think Belgium's Jelka Quintelier knows just what I'm talking about - - http://www.jelkaquintelier.com/

When you were a kid, did you ever pour glue on your hands just for the fun of peeling it off when it dried? I think Belgium's Jelka Quintelier knows just what I'm talking about - - http://www.jelkaquintelier.com/

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An excellent, varied and exciting sketchbook page observing in lots of materials and from lots of different angles. Beautifully presented.

An excellent, varied and exciting sketchbook page observing in lots of materials and from lots of different angles. Beautifully presented.

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