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In loving memory

William Couch 13th September 1944 – 22nd December 2010.

The Lord of the Rings by William Couch. Pencil and charcoal on paper.

PIPPIN: I didn’t think it would end this way.

GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.

PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?

GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.

PIPPIN: Well, that isn’t so bad.

GANDALF: No. No, it isn’t.”

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As mentioned in my CPSH post, last month I treated myself to lots of new supplies.  These included three sets of Derwent pencils: Graphitint, Aquatone and their tinted charcoal.

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I’ve had good fun playing with them so far, and here’s an illustration of an allium from start to finish.

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I used a mixture of the tinted charcoal and the Aquatone, and they work well together.  I think I’d have liked the background to be a bit darker though so might attempt this again at a later date.

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It’s been a very productive week in the studio, and I’ve got loads done… but it’s turning out to be a ridiculously busy weekend so I don’t have much time to show and tell!  Here are a few little peeks for now, and I’ll go into more detail soon.  For more regular updates when I’m working in the studio, check out my Facebook page.

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