We are holed up here in snow so I have some unexpected time on my hands. But not that much since we spend a good few hours each day shovelling snow away, so that we may be able to get out before next Easter.
I had some more feedback from Marie suggesting that maybe my black hole was a little too small. So I experimented with cut out circles of black tissue paper over the centre of my last coloured sketch. In the end I decided to increase the size quite considerably.
I then drew another sketch and painted in the circles using acrylic paints and a grey scale. Using the coloured pencils hadn’t really given a good impression of how the colours are supposed to darken as they disappear down my black hole. This will help me to decide how many gradations I need to dye of the colours, after I’ve looked through my stash.