Monday, 2 January 2017

Foggy weather on the moors - charcoal drawing

The second day of our stay in the Natural Reserve 'Sallandse Heuvelrug' we had foggy weather all day long. Nevertheless we went for a walk on the moors. 
The fog was not too thick, so we could see a nice bit of the landscape around us. 
We took time to make lots of pictures, the atmosphere is really special in these weather conditions. 

This is a mixed media drawing I made in our vacation home, a watercolour underpainting in the colours of the fog and the dried grass that could be seen in this part of the area with a charcoal drawing on the dried underpainting.
With the use of the charcoal I tried to show the bushes and trees that are faded by the mist as well as the foreground of grasses, heather and some small trees.
The result is not as foggy as the reference picture I made, but still the weather conditions can be seen. It has a nice atmosphere. 
Of course I am still experimenting with this mix of watercolour underpaintings and charcoal drawing.

More informations (size, materials used, etc) can be found at my website 

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