While I was drawing this they were playing the Steely Dan song on the radio, Babylon Sisters, which made me smile when applied to these two sister salt shakers.
The shaker on the left is my interpretation of a Portmeirion Botanic Garden design, and the one on the right is some nameless bit of pottery, perhaps Italian or Turkish, but I liked the colours.
It’s hard to get white objects showing up against white paper but with a Warm Grey coloured pencil and some Payne’s Grey watercolour for shading it seemed okay.
I did the trick of sprinkling salt granules on the wet watercolour. The colour might have been a bit stronger than I wanted but that’s sketching for you. I really, really wanted to use some actual salt on this and have it show up.
The materials I used:
Staedtler 2H pencil
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils
Staedtler Karat Aquarelle watercolour pencils
Van Gogh watercolours