Monday, December 12, 2011

The Mysterious Gingko ...

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Fallen Gingko Leaves
approx. size: 10"h x 7"w
colored pencils, pen & ink on recycled paper
December 2011 ~ The Netherlands

At the end of November and the first week of December, we had some really stormy, windy, weather. Everything was blowing around, including the leaves of a Gingko tree. Each day, piles of beautiful yellow-gold leaves were landing in front of my house.

The thing is, I don't know where this Gingko tree is or who on my street owns one!?! Apparently, Gingko leaves really take to the air on a stormy day. They looked so pretty on the gray stones in my parking spot, as well as on the red cobblestones of my street, so I picked some up to draw and then went crazy with the cross-hatching for the background. I simply love to do ink cross-hatching, though it is time consuming. :o)

For this piece I used:
Faber-Castell Polychromos regular colored pencils
Caran d'Ache Pablos regular colored pencils
Sakura Pigma Micron Archival Ink Pens - sizes .005 and .01
Daler-Rowney "Earthbound" paper


tot ziens,
Judy
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4 comments:

Yorky said...

Lovely drawing Judy. I also love cross hatching it is so relaxing.

Doug

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Thanks for looking & commenting, Doug!
Funny, isn't it, how some of us really enjoy cross-hatching work?! I agree with you, I too find it relaxing...almost meditative.

:)
Judy

Charne aka Meisie said...

It is beautiful! I too love cross hatching it is so soothing...almost therapeutic ;-)

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

:o) I know you're a member of the corss-hatching clan! lol
thanks Charne!
xxx ooo

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