I call this a 'Wash & Ink' sketch rather than an Ink & Wash because the wash very much influences what the ink sketch becomes. I first lay down some colour and let it dry. After a staring at it for a while, the drawing then reveals itself within the shapes of the overlapping colours. Then I bring the story to life with ink pen.
The story: No one has ever been seen touching the elusive Clydesdale Gorelop so it seems iconic that here I capture the invisible armed man tentatively touching the animal’s tail. Keeping the myth alive the bearded leaf back man has no hands to prove his claim.