I have been working in my sketchbook lately (see post on the Felting and Fiber Studio for more photos). These are two pages that I worked on yesterday.
I have showed you this page before, it has a background of gesso and green paint, then it was stamped with the leaf shapes. I drew the roses with a pencil, then redrew in black pen. I then used Tombow pens to color and shade the roses. I am planning on adding stems to the roses and leaves so that all the stamped leaves will be background. I will post another photo when it’s finished.
This one is a painted green background with the purple blue color mono printed off of the remaining color left when we were screen printing. I then drew the echinacea with pencil and redrew with black pen. The next step was to paint the flowers in white so that then I could add the color of the flowers without it being overwhelmed by the background. I actually kind of like it this way but I’ll still probably add the color. The only problem is that I used watercolor pencil for the white (the only paint I had at the time) so I will need to go over it either with gesso or white acrylic paint. Or I could just leave it and call it “Ghost Flowers”. What do you think?
The roses are beautiful against their background (the green is very much ‘alive’).
My vote is to add colour to the ghost flowers.
Thanks Lyn – I am leaning towards adding color but not sure when I’ll get it done 🙂
I love the cone flowers, especially the mottled effect where you have painted white but agree they need more colour to balance against the bright green background.
Thanks Teri – I’m sure they’ll get more color soon!