This is a view across the River Great Ouse which meanders its way through much of the old county of Huntingdonshire. I say old county because it was absorbed into Cambridgeshire a few decades ago, although the local council has maintained the signs at the county boundaries - good for them I say!
I used vine charcoal and compressed charcoal and laid down a 'wash' of a light tone all over the paper to begin with to establish the average sky colour and to give a harmonious tone to the whole drawing. I was rushed a little towards the end as it started to get quite popular and it also started to spot a little as heavy rain clouds moved overhead. I would have liked to have had a little more time to add some detail and to push and pull some of the values but after scanning it in I thought it looked quite fine as it was. Have a great weekend everyone :)
|Hartford Flood Meadows|