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English Roses

At long last. The seemingly unending rose study is finally finished. Drawn on Strathmore 400 80lb. smooth surface drawing paper, 005Micron and XS Black PITT Artist Pens.  Size: 9″ X 6.5″ As always, I learned tons.  Not sure what might … Continue reading

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(still unending) rose study 5

Finally, the seasonal job has ended, and I’m back at the drawing table. After a 9 month absence/hiatus, I just may be closing in on a finish for this study.  Hopefully. There is rather more hatching than I originally intended, … Continue reading

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(unending) rose study 4

I always come to a point during a marathon drawing, when I seriously question whether to continue to press on… or not.  That point has been reached. I think I need a break.  Maybe fresh eyes in a few days … Continue reading

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rose study 3

Some progress: I’m liking it ever so much better with some high-contrast background added.  It gives me a better idea how dark I can go with the flowers; I’ve left some of the petals blank until the background is a … Continue reading

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rose study 2

Progress is being made on the rose drawing… Time to start adding the background to tie them together.  At present it looks like 3 individual studies rather than a composed whole.  Hopefully, the addition of the much darker background/foliage will … Continue reading

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3 peonies progress

I was hoping to get some studio time during the weekend, but that didn’t happen.  So, the foliage background is proceeding slowly… It’s beginning to be dark enough in some places. The leaves in the bottom left corner aren’t finished.  Rather than … Continue reading

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abundance

Finally!  Goodness, that took forever. I still may tweak it here and there… especially the lower right flower.  It seems a little flat, now that I see it on the screen.  My intent was to lower the contrast within the … Continue reading

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