This weeks's theme for digital drawing day from Terry grant is 'green and growing' (I am a day ahead in Aus, the post over there will not be up until tomorrow).
I have been working on some green and growing things in my landscapes for my 'Working in a series' class with Elizabeth Barton, and I have been using the graphics tablet to play with my designs.
Here is a value study of a design I am currently working on.
As usual, I used the pastel tool in Artrage, but I used lots of layers to get colours to lie on top of each other.
I am finding more and more that it is easier to draw these sketches for my fibre work digitally. It is more forgiving and you don't have the limitations of the real thing eg pastel. Also, all you need is computer paper, not thick watercolour paper and sketchbooks! (Although I do love playing in them still)
This one is going to be heavily stitched, so the scribbly mark making is like a practice of free machine stitching and thread painting, which is always a good thing.