Shoot it, Sketch it: Double rainbow

Double rainbow triptych – Christchurch, 2012.

Double rainbow triptych – Christchurch, 2012.

One evening last October I noticed a strange light coming in through the window. When I went outside to investigate, I was met with this beautiful sight: a double rainbow over the neighbouring rooftops. These are my three favourite shots.

I drew the houses and trees with an Indian ink brush pen and the rainbows and sky were painted with my trusty Neocolor II watercolour pastels to give the rainbows a naïve, childlike quality. I really like the way they’ve picked up the corrugated texture of the watercolour paper.

Double rainbow #1 – ink and watercolour, 2012.

Double rainbow #1 – ink and watercolour, 2012.

Double rainbow #2 – ink and watercolour, 2012.

Double rainbow #2 – ink and watercolour, 2012.

Double rainbow #3 – ink and watercolour, 2012.

Double rainbow #3 – ink and watercolour, 2012.

Others who have been participating in Shoot it, Sketch it are Clouds of ColourThe Little LeafLunch Sketch and Poppytump.

See you in the new year : )

6 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Double rainbow

  1. poppytump

    Lovely Sketch Anna ! I am amazed @ the tree with an indian ink brush pen [shall have to google ]
    Yes … Richard Of York Gained Battle In Vain 🙂 … actually .. thinking about it perhaps have a different mnenomic to remember the Colours of the Rainbow ?

    Reply
    1. Anna Cull Post author

      Thanks : ) The brush pen is a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen.

      My rainbow mnemonic is just a name (barely even a mnemonic, really): Roy G Biv. I picked that one up at school and it’s stayed with me. But looking at the photographs, I’m not sure rainbows always play by our rules ; )

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