Creating A2 drawings can be time-consuming and take weeks to complete. When I had finished my latest drawing, Fence Posts, I decided to create something smaller and simpler.
The subject for this piece is the wall and gate at the start of the Wales Coast Path at Freshwater West beach. The juxtaposition of the manmade wall and the curving shapes of the dunes and path are what attracted me to this view.
I drew my design on A4 Cartridge Paper, simplifying the subject into shapes and outlining them using FW Acrylic ink and an ink dropper. This technique produces beautiful, imperfect thick black lines. However, it can be unpredictable and not always suited to creating fine detail. Because of this, I used a Joseph Gillot Dip Pen to outline the dunes, and then a Uni-Pin fineliner pen. The lines produced by both weren't rough enough so I went over them again with my ink dropper.
The rest of the picture was filled in using a combination of zig-zag lines and stippling. Highlights were added using a White Pitt Artist Pen.