One of my favourite techniques is mixing watercolour and graphite to get the lovely deep soft grey / black tones of the grey scale. It’s useful for speeding up the tonal study but also really fun to do. I love orchids especially slipper orchids, the flowers offer longevity and a myriad of textures and patterns to explore.
I hope you give this tutorial a try as it will help with mixing grey, perfecting detail and registering depth of tone.
Warm wishes, Billy.
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