Monthly Archives: September 2010


Finally. I opted to try to make the flower “come forward” by compressing the values in the background… by getting rid of the lightest tones in the leaves, except where they were needed to make cast shadows more visible.  The … Continue reading

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the iris again

Yes, I know I should be making an end on this already. But I wanted to post it anyway and talk a bit about when to STOP with pen and ink.  Wish I could.  I have yet to get the … Continue reading

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bearded iris

Revisiting the iris… As the background becomes darker, the flower is taking more definite shape.  I would like to leave part of the background as merely indicated, but I’m not at all sure it can be pulled off effectively.  I’ve … Continue reading

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