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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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(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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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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some light at the end of the tunnel

Now that the roses themselves are (all but) finished, the background is coming along fairly quickly…  especially since I’m not relying at all on the reference pic. The foliage has been changed (simplified) quite a lot; as a result I’m … Continue reading

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baby steps

Painfully slow progress on the roses… but here’s an update: some detail: I guess there’s just a LOT in the drawing.  As with so many of my efforts, the farther I go, the more uncertain about it I am.  For … Continue reading

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