The farmers may say differently, but Iowa could use some rain. It has been quite a while (though at one point I didn’t think it would ever stop) and my porch plants and I would apppreciate it.
It also really fits my mood.
Needless to say, that potentially positive stress I was feeling most of last week has collapsed, and I am feeling down and dark.
These two images, both by Stas Orlovsky were my inspiration. I tried not to directly copy, but the similarities are greater than the differences.
I tried to use some of the techniques from last week, particularly with:
-mixing mediums (I used charcoal pencil in soft, hard, and medium for the rain with no blending; primarily a soft charcoal pencil and to a small degree a thin vine charcoal and lots of blending as well as kneaded eraser on the puddles; and thick vine charcoal in several layers and brushing for the clouds.)
-as noted, using a kneaded eraser for more than just erasing errors
-brushing (as noted) and layering