Thursday, 10 June 2010
Viola Close-up Final
I'm calling this done now. I've added a little colour here and there and changed a small detail on the background (spot the difference?) just to aid the composition. No, I'm not telling you what I did! It's pretty accurate in terms of colours and contrast although those colour transitions are much less obvious in real life. They're smoother I think and some of the subtlety is not coming through on screen (honest!).
All in all I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I could take it further and add more strokes to make it look more polished but I like to see the support showing through - it looks more lively somehow. I enjoyed working on the card, the pencils glided on quite smoothly - even better when they are really sharp. I'm planning on doing a drawing on Black Stonehenge paper next - I've never used that support and I've heard it can be a bit of a challenge. Gotta try it then haven't I?!
Here's a pic of my Official Keeper of the Pencils, Bobby.
He loves the Blues, as you can see! At least he doesn't make off with my Blu Tack blob like Barley does. Yes, he's still doing it, despite repeated reprimands from me. I've tried to outwit him by hiding it where I think he won't spot it - hehe, who am I kidding?!