Yesterday in the shop as it was too wet to draw outside I continued to add detail to my newest drawing. I had finished Monday with adding the geology details to both Peveril Point and Ballard Down / Point in fineliner.
I find that with / without photos, the more I look at particular stretches of coastline the more I know its features. Ballard Down for example is a mix of overgrown chalk, faults and layers which I have drawn in many ways and has key features like the local name ‘the octopus’.
Next was colour for these surfaces which differentiates between the chalk to the north of the bay and limestone to the south.
I didn’t want a bright blue sea either and went for a combination of Pebble blue, grey green and tea green as you approached the coastline. Features like Peveril races were drawn in, even though this detail may not be noticeable in final colour version. I also added a sailing race in the bay with three dinghy types, some power boats, the top of the pier shelter, Peveril Point rooftops and a fishing boat and kayakers in Durlston bay – all records of things that I notice a lot.
The final layers are the tree details, first adding finer branches and twigs to the trees – linked to photos and tree patterns. Finally the Leaves style and patterns with a detail check. I got as far as starting the leaves but photo not available yet.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-5801-6146ba72cafa8' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=5801&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-5801-6146ba72cafa8' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-5801-6146ba72cafa8' data-title='Like or Reblog'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>