I am finally able to share these drawings online.
On Friday I gave a very belated birthday gift to my friend Louise, who I have known since childhood. I drew on pages on an old book “Hand-and-Eye Training Book II for Boys” that Louise gave me (specifically to draw in). The pages are falling out, but in good condition to draw on.
I knew that I wanted to draw woodworking tools on the pages, as that is the subject of the book and an interest of Louise and her family.
I think that I spent longer on putting that page together than the actually drawing. I had to decide on which tools to depict and then research the images online and changing them to suit the angle I wanted them to sit on the page. The pages did not take much watercolour pencil on them and I had to be careful not to cut through the page.
I enjoyed getting the gleam of the wood where I could.
Faber Castell water-colour pencils used:
Light Yellow Ochre
Light Chrome Yellow
Cool Grey IV
A gift made with thought is always appreciated by friends.