Sunday, 20 June 2010
Rose Interior. WIP 2
Here's a quick update on this modest little drawing. I've spent about 8 hours on this so far, even though it is quite small. There are lots of intricate shapes in those petals - I have yet to work on the lower left hand side. I normally scan in my drawings as I seem to get a better image that way. This one scanned really badly, however - I think, because it's a bright picture and also my scanner is pretty basic. So with this drawing, I've taken photos which, to my surprise, have produced better, more accurate, images of it.
Normally, I would cover the whole image with a first layer of colours and then move in to refine the detail, adjust tones and intensify colours. Can't help it, I'm an orderly sort of person! On this one, though, I have deviated from that a bit and played with the yellows and greens to try and get that intensity of colour in the central area. So the next step is to render those bottom petals, review the whole image and move into the final touches. There is no doubt that working on white paper is more laborious and exacting than working on my usual tinted papers. Still good fun to do though!