My second attempt at my layering drawing was much more successful than the first. I feel that the colours work better together in this as I put more thought into what I wished it to look like.
The first layer is the grey section (which turns the wheels on the train). I did this with chalk pastels and really like the contrast between the blue-greys and red-browns. I feel that this level of detail worked more in my favour than trying to be simplistic like in the drawing before (in the previous post).
The second layer is of the wheel; the colour of which was inspired by a photograph of train that I had taken whilst visiting the Transport Museum. I took a lot more time in drawing this than the previous one and I feel that that definitely helped improve the look of my drawing. I feel like the colour of the blue also went well with the greys in the picture above.
For the final layer, I painted a sheet in my sketchbook with the Quink ink and, once dried, I added lines of bleach; representing a part of the engine beneath the wheel. I feel that using the bleach gives quite an industrial feel which really suits my subject matter.
Overall this drawing was much better and gave me a better idea as to where I wanted to take my project. I realised from this that the scale (A3) was slightly to large to make a really successful drawing; so from then I decided to half the size to continue with my development. It also gave me a taste of what colours I wished to use for my colour palette.