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 hang of it, unfortunately.
So, I’ve resigned myself to finishing (I still have a bit to do on the petals yet), and calling it a value study with several lessons learned. I hope.
While I like some parts of it (and may feel better about it after it’s totally finished and I’ve tweaked it in a few places, who knows?), I’m feeling like all of that foliage is just a tad too much. I did an experiment in Photoshop and cropped a good 1-1/2″ off the top of the drawing and I didn’t miss it much… other than the fact that the iris became a bulls-eye smack dab in the center of the drawing (generally a no-no compositionally).
Oh well! Enough for today. Tomorrow’s another day.