Derwent Watercolour Pencils:
Pigma Micron 01 and 05 ink:
I was a little reluctant to start the stippling (that's the dotted shading for those who don't know ;)) on this one. Stippling is not something I have done before, but I really loved the effect that it gave to the orange. This is definitely a technique that I will try to use some more... and to think I was afraid to try it!
Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolour:After reading a Claudia Nice book, I tried out some of the techniques I had learned from reading it. As you can tell, my oranges are all naval oranges, which (as the first journal page tells you) apparently all derive from a tree in California that produces another orange in the tip opposite the stem. I rather enjoyed messing with the watercolours, BUT this one really needs to be taken to watercolour paper for best results. I added some Pigma ink for more definition because I didn't really like the way it looked without. Definitely some more experimenting called for here :D
Anyway, I am having fun drawing everyday in May, and hopefully I will learn to spell EVERYDAY with the Y in the middle soon. I can't count how many times I have corrected 'everday' to 'everyday' this month!