Hardwick Hall gardens

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Trying some dramatic shadows in today’s sketch of Hardwick Hall. They’re very effective but perhaps a bit too strong as they pull attention away from everything else. It’s a bit all or nothing with permanent ink though. I’ve used bold black to good effect before so probably it just needs more careful placement to achieve balance.

5 thoughts on “Hardwick Hall gardens

  1. One thing you might consider is making up your own brush pen. My partner has a waterbrush that he fills with slightly diluted black ink. Works a treat for darker areas that aren’t totally black. Of course you can also use different coloured inks if you choose.

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