Spring has well and truly arrived in my garden. The apple blossom is bountiful, and beautiful, so I made this quick coloured pencil sketch.
I used my Karisma pencils on the black cartridge pad. I’m getting increasingly used to using the black background, and finding that it changes the way I look at a prospective subject. There are some images which you just want to ‘jump’ off the paper, and I think this paper does help to achieve that. It also helps with providing ready-made shadows, as in the petals here. I think I could have chosen to blend the pencil lines much more, but I enjoyed the way the rough texture of the paper was visible through the pigment.