Friday, 9 October 2009

Two Tulips WIP 2


Another five or so hours work completed on this. I did the background very loosely with Derwent Coloursoft Green, Dark Green, Mint, Grey Green and Sea Green. I chose to stick to the cooler greens because I want the background to recede and, hopefully, make the flowers pop forward. I think it's working and I'm quite pleased with it - so far.

I've also started adding some reds, oranges and yellows to the petals and I'm doing the stems with warmer greens - Limepeel, Chartreuse and Moss (Prismacolor), again a ploy to push them forward. I hope all this attention to colour theory pays off! Still more to do on the petals but I hope I don't overdo it - oooh the tension is too much! (hehe).

6 comments:

Felicity said...

These are going to be fabulous when there finished because they look amazing already!

Janet Pantry said...

Ta muchly Felicity!

Pauline said...

I like the way you work the whole picture up at the same time, where as I am inclined to start at the top left and finish at the bottom right. I don't seem to get on with this paper for cp, what colour have you used?

Janet said...

Pauline, yes I like to 'see' the whole thing as I'm working - helps me to get the relative values right. This paper shade is the cool, pale green (they don't name them unfortunately!)used on the reverse side. I do prefer the sanded papers though, just didn't have the right colour for this one.

alison said...

Looking good! Colour theory def paying off. Like the background very much. It all has a very 'painterly' feel rather than static colour blocks. Nice.

Paula Pertile said...

These are delicious so far, can't wait to see how they turn out!

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