Saturday, 6 February 2010

Single Poppy Finished

Here's the finished drawing.  Fraid I skipped a couple of stages because it looked dreadful as I continued to work on it - almost scrapped it!  I used Black Grape (Prismacolor), Green and Dark Green (Derwent Coloursoft) on the background which has changed the look of the piece somewhat, made it more dramatic.  For the flower itself, I continued with the colours already used and added Process Red and Black Grape (Prisma), Pink Lavender, Deep Fuscia (Coloursoft). 

This poppy was a gorgeous shade of purple so it was probably unwise to have drawn in on Burgundy paper (duh!), consequently, I was fighting the paper all the way.  Should have done it on the Aubergine paper instead - isn't hindsight a wonderful thing?! 

It's one thing to draw the picture but it's quite another to scan it accurately so that it is faithfully reproduced in digital form.  This drove me ever so slightly nuts.  I think it was because the reds and greens were fighting each other.  Anyway, this is a pretty accurate image of the drawing, I got there in the end and it didn't turn out too badly.  Looking at it now, I do wish I had left more space around the flower to give it more room to breathe, you know?  Never satisfied (Hehe).


Felicity said...

It's really beautiful Janet! I love that colour and the texture is fabulous - it looks incredibly delicate!

alison staite said...

Hi Janet
I am intruiged as to want to see it in life, you don't seem happy with it on the burgundy, but on my screen it looks good! It has a slight air of mystery (i think purples often create that) and it's held together really well with the white you used, especially the diagonal crease and the light on the right underside. I like it a lot, it's more than a simple flower portrait.

Janet Pantry said...

Thanks Felicity and Alison, yes it's growing on me now - the colour is good I think :)

Carolina said...

Hi Janet
It looks so different from the WIP 1 photo... the original color of the paper isn't there anymore too... I really love how you've achieved the silkness and softness of the petals, that seems very difficult from my perspective :) I love it!
Best regards,

Janet Pantry said...

Thanks Carolina, yes it is different now, isn't it? It was the wrong paper colour choice. Usually, I choose a paper colour to act as a base colour for the flower or whatever I'm drawing, thus speeding up the process. Burgundy was wrong and thus had to be 'transformed' into purple - not ideal! :)

Paula Pertile said...

Oh its just lovely Janet. I like how the background is essentially the same color, but different. You know? And what an interesting color it is, too.
Nicely done!!

Carolina said...

Hi Janet!
Have a happy Friendship Day!

Katherine Thomas said...

Your work is amazing! I love how you use the different colored papers. I wish I could be that creative! I like to blend my prismacolors with Derwent coloursoft too! Thanks for sharing your work! I love it!

Janet Pantry said...

Thank you Paula, I'm glad you liked it.
Thanks Carolina, you brightened up my day!
Thanks Katherine, I really appreciate your comment too :)

Dors said...

Beautiful and so different. Love it. You inspire me.

Janet I have a lovely Sunshine Award for you. You can pick it up at my blog site.


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