At this time of year, the Christmas Market in Winchester is my favourite place. It’s so busy and colourful and packed full of good cheer; you cannot fail to soak up the atmosphere and leave with a gift, a grin and a bag of hot sweet chestnuts. When I heard that it wouldn’t be open this year, I knew I had the perfect photograph to bring those feelings into my home again.
Like all of my pieces, the best place to start is with a sketch of my chosen subject. For today, I have chosen a little brown acorn to draw. After I have lightly sketched the acorn basic shape with Graphic HB pencil, I began to add colour. This time with the Derwent Lightfast pencils, with colours chosen from the 12 tin, on the Derwent Lightfast 100% cotton paper.