Trying to illustrate the sparkle of the flecks of reflected light in the snowdome, contrasting with the texture in the base. Have created the geometric sparkles by leaving them white. Idea is ok I think but the appearance is flat and not like a sparkly glossy dome. Should have varied the size of sparkles from front to back to give more depth, and also considered varying the sharpness of the white from foreground to background.
Puddled watercolour in the base was quite successful in creating texture.
Size is A3 squared off if you can imagine that.
Tried stamping directly from my objects using watercolour. It’s difficult to get much transfer with watercolour but left me with just a suggestion of the objects. Don’t really find this one that interesting. Thinking I might have liked this composition better if it had have been asymmetrically placed on a larger piece of paper.
Rolling the spiky ball through a line of puddled watercolour resulted in this. An experimental drawing that demonstrates one of the characteristics of the spiky ball.
A3 size, watercolour applied with spiky ball.
A3 size drawing with watercolour. Trying to capture the rough bobbly look of the shell surrounded by the smooth edge of the cocktail glass in which it sat.
Started off trying to draw a straight observational drawing in ink. Quickly got lazy, as is my way, and just started drawing random parts as seen, and using my left hand.
Unified the lot with a tracing around the cocktail glass. A bit of a record of the form and reflection you can see in the spiky ball, but did turn out reminding me of Mr Potato Head.
Taken this arrangement through a couple of translations before drawing. First a close up, then a change to threshold image in photoshop. Finally I placed the printed image on a mini light box and traced the image in ink dots only.
Final photo is just a detail shot of the drawing. I had great fun doing this, but the very smooth glossy look of the initial arrangement is lost by using this dotty technique. So whilst it is effective it gives the impression of a rough granular image, reminiscent for me of a landscape in the black and white version, and possibly not a suitable technique to use to render a smooth object.