What is reflected in a drop of water? (pastel painting)

Hi friends!

Once I was deciding what to draw for a contest dedicated to spring and, looking at my photos, suddenly something interesting!
I was photographing raindrops close-up and noticed that one of them reflected the surrounding landscape
I thought it was creative enough to draw!

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My usual art materials for this drawing - pastel pencils "CretaColor" and "Derwent", plus pastel paper "Mi-Teintes" gray-blue

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The composition will be something like this - in the foreground a branch with a drop throwing out leaves, in the back - the outlines of the reflected landscape (my country house)

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I start the drawing from the most important element, from drawing the reflected landscape - this will be the house and the branches of a tree growing nearby.
I also draw chiaroscuro on the branch with several shades of brown.

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I add open buds and blossoming leaves to the branch, so that it is clear that in the picture it is spring, and not another season

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Now the background.
Above is part of the roof of the house and the upper branches of the trees, and below are just dark tones.
I detail the bark on the branch.

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I smear all the dark areas and branches of the "real" tree, showing the back focus effect.
And with white color I draw the outline of the drop.

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This is my personal take on spring!

Have a nice April day to all!

Regards



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