Bananas four ways

Same subject, four different approaches. Top left is watercolour pencils with fine ink lines – you need to be very careful about noticing if the paper is wet or dry as the colours are much stronger on damp paper. Bottom left is Pigma brush pens in black and two shades of grey – I find these very clumsy and it’s my least favourite of the four. Top right is a cheap black felt tip pen which is not waterproof, so when the lines are touched with a waterbrush you get instant shading – I liked doing this one, and I will definitely try it again. Bottom right is a drawing in fine pen with a raw sienna watercolour background added afterwards.

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