Thursday, I went to Ippy's for our weekly drawing session. She cut some mahonia branches from her garden and placed them in a vase of water. She drew with charcoal on newsprint. I used pencil and wash on hot press watercolor paper.
While I waited for my cobalt turquoise background wash to dry, I quickly and loosely sketched Ippy drawing.
Here's my pencil and wash mahonia sketch. I've dripped some and splattered on this, just for fun. I should have made the background wash darker. The splatters would have had more reason for being if I had.
The charcoal drawing below is IPPY'S drawing from last week. Our styles couldn't be more different. Like me, though, she has several different styles she's developed. If you click on her name above, you can see some of her other work.