Follow Angela Gaughan's stpe-by-step demonstration to draw a border colllie on the beach using Derwent Inktense pencils.
Demonstration - All Played Out
- Make a detailed drawing using a 2B graphite pencil, putting in as much detail as possible.
- Place all the darks using the ink black Inktense pencil dry.
- Make a palette by scribbling the ink black Inktense block onto a spare piece of watercolour paper and thin out the colour to make a pale grey by mixing with water. Use this to shade over the pebbles.
- Make up very weak washes of sherbet lemon, apple green, field green, light olive, iron green, iris blue and lagoon.
- Wet the board (taking care around the dog) and, while damp, drop in the colours for the background and the water.
- Make a thin wash of baked earth and fill the spritzer.
- Cover the top of the picture with paper or kitchen roll and spray the pebbles.
- Leave to dry.
- Make a thin wash of lagoon blue, fill the spritzer and spray the pebbles. Leave to dry.
- With a bark pencil dry, darken around the pebbles. Take your time and search out the patterns in the stones.
- Use lagoon blue to wash over the dark hair on the dog.
- Allow to dry then wash shiraz over the same area and allow to dry again. Repeat these two steps until you think the fur is dark enough.
- With baked earth dry, put a little colour into the eyes.
- Then with ink black darken the darks where needed. Spray with water in the spritzer to set and allow to dry.
- Using white Inktense, lighten areas and draw in some light hairs where needed.
- Use iris blue dry to highlight the black fur.
- Spray with water to set and leave to dry.
- Use white acrylic to highlight the white fur and to put the highlights in the eyes.
- Lighten a few pebbles here and there with antique white and tint in all the colours that have been used throughout the painting into the foreground.
The Finished Painting
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