I have now done some more work on the bushfire-burnt snow gums at Mt Hotham. This time I used a thin twig from an Agonis Flexuosa tree (WA Peppermint) to put down white ink on top of a gouache background. This stick allowed me to better draw the thin tracery of twigs still left at the end of the branches of the dead white snow gums. I also used some coloured pencils to add depth to the background and to hopefully give an impression of the grasses and low bush that has recovered from the bush fires.
This is also a larger drawing than my first study – about 60cms by 40cms.