This was harder than the previous assignment to put onto A2. The picture seems to naturally fit better on A3 which is the reason I have included both. I haven’t used colour as I wanted to express the negative space between the nuts using charcoal. This is a medium I am growing more used to and enjoy the strength of colour it can bring. There are only three different types of nuts but I like the mixture. For me it shows the diversity of the natural world. Although there are only three different types of nuts each one is totally unique and needs to be drawn individually without any preconception from the others surrounding it. I have tried to do this as much as possible although it was challenging. Drawing the negative space didn’t really work as I did find I was drawing the nuts themselves. I much prefer the A3 version in pencil. I feel the nuts have far more character and depth.
This is the A2 version