Mixed media drawings

I have been spending time in my studio developing some of my drawings and sketches from walking in the orchards at the back of our house. I usually take a sketch book with me and sit and sketch and also take photographs which are great if I’m in a rush or the weather is not looking good.

I have used mixed media and collage to try to develop atmosphere and texture in my ideas. I often work over the pencil drawings with oil pastels and paint and scratch into the surface. I try to be experimental and rip drawings up and join them with others to get different effects. I really enjoy the starting process when you can be free with your ideas.

I’ll look at these again soon and perhaps take some a bit further and start planning out a larger composition.

How do you use your drawings and sketches?