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?!


sue said...

You've achieved a wonderfully vibrant feel here Janet. I can see you've added a glimpse of petal in the bottom left corner? Am I right? Do I win the prize? :o)

I love Bobby - doing what cats do soooo well!

Janet Pantry said...

Oh Shucks Sue, you're right! Have a choccie bickie on me!! Lol.

Pauline said...

Really nice, it's surprising how a few more strokes makes such a difference. The cat looks comfortable.

Carolina said...

Hi Janet,
Yes, it's the bottom left corner. I didn't see Sue's comment first, I swear! :)
Those final touches took 4 more hours to be done, but where well worth it. I like the final flower much more.
(Love your cat's photo and comment :)

Janet Pantry said...

Well done Carolina - I believe you! I've just made some blueberry muffins (yum!) so you can have one of those as your prize! Glad you like the Viola, I think I stopped at the right time on this one :)

Gillian said...

A lovely, delicate piece, Janet. Don't you just love the faces of these flowers!

Lauren Pantry said...

Hi Mum,

Really love the barley picture!

We would like to place an order for our new house.

The kiwi
and the autumn landscape

the kiwi and empties we would like small prints for our kitchen they would look really good..

Let me know a price



Janet Pantry said...

Thanks Gillian, yes flowers are so beautiful aren't they? The more you look at them the more colours you see in them I think.

Lauren, cheers me darlin', appreciate your support! I'll see what I can do and get back to you! xx

Richard Klekociuk said...

A clever colour combination Janet, that work beautifully together and the result is very pleasing to the eye!

Dors said...

I'm a little late coming in on this one Janet, I have been away for a week.
Great Viola and yes I picked the tiny difference.

Great job as always.

PS... Nev didn't have a party.. he said the cooking was no problem but finding the girls could be a problem. hehehe. It's good to be home and back at the drawing board.

vivien said...

nice work and I like the cat portrait - and your photo

And I had fun playing with that cat widget!!!!

Janet Pantry said...

Thanks Richard, Dors, I really appreciate your comments.

Vivien, thanks for dropping by and I'm glad you like this one :)


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