Finished artwork in pencil and gold leaf.
This is a relatively simple piece, expanding on the series of ‘gold fairies’ I have been drawing. I am rather aware that Somerset Arts Weeks is fast approaching, so it is not the time to get started on a long complex piece of work that will not be finished in time. Now, in this lovely summer weather, it seems a good idea to fill gaps in the gallery walls with some simple gilded glamour. Of course, my pictures are never THAT simple, but I am doing my best to get a few new pictures on the walls.
Here is ‘Three’s a Crowd’, step-by-step but only in pictures. If you would like to see more about applying the gold leaf, have a look at this recent post: https://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/how-to-apply-gold-leaf-to-paper-part-1/
Just one technical bit of info here – the solid black background is done by scribbling and scribbling with a .9 propelling pencil (the thickest ordinary propelling pencil and therefore the quickest at filling in the gaps). However, no matter how much you scribble, there will always be little white bits. These I smooth over by more ‘scribbling’ but with a cotton bud. This I’ve begun t do in the photo above, in the bottom left quarter.
Below are my drawing tools for the solid black background: propelling pencil, cotton bud, and occasionally these little pointy things of rolled paper are useful for awkward corners, but I have forgotten what they are called…
And the finished drawing. The sun was at an awkward angle to show up the gold well, straight on….
So a better one of the gold leaf…
And even more shiny gold leaf!