Return to swirl patterning today, inspired by the recent good weather and these recent time-lapse images taken of the sun:

Solar Flare 5-5-13

It was good to return to this after a long break from this technique; I thought it’d be fun to experiment with layering and blurring the outline so as to give an impression of a glow, and to change the background colour.

I’ll be on a few days’ absence from the blog as I’m on a family holiday; hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to do some location sketches as part of that. A multiple post will be here when I’m back.