Flowers are once more on the drawing board. And what can I say? I just can’t resist roses.
This is the reference photo:
I’ve really only nicely gotten started, but it’s been so long I thought I should share at least *something*!
Still working on the contour-style technique; it does seem to be coming to me a little more easily. There are small areas of the drawing done with a dip pen rather than the fixed tip pens (Pigma Microns) I usually use, which allows for more variation in line width. (Hand control issues continue to be a challenge.)
A few obvious changes in the drawing: I’ve repositioned the blooms slightly in hopes of utilizing the negative space (areas between the flowers) to tweak the composition a bit. The flowers in the upper right corner and the lower left corner will be removed. Foliage will also be simplified. Will it be a very dark background again? Not sure at this point.
A note: The photo is from the WetCanvas Reference Library, but when I downloaded the image several months ago, I stupidly lost the name of the photographer. Unfortunately, I think the photo has been removed from the library, and I can’t properly attribute it. My apologies to the maker of this wonderful photo.