Short and sweet here folks: another attempt at still life, only this time it involves flowers. I have to admit, this one was a bit difficult due to the delicate touch required to render some of the textures and effects of the drawing. Hope you enjoy!
UPDATE: THIS ITEM HAS BEEN “SOLD” TO A PRIVATE COLLECTOR AS OF 6/15/2018
It’s awesome to have friends and relatives who are willing to share with you their photos so that you can use them in a future art project, and hopefully, one that does justice to the photos they offer.
MATERIALS USED: Fabriano Artistico; Winsor and Newton hard vine charcoal, Euro-blend 3B charcoal, kneaded eraser, a piece of felt and a chamois.
Here are the two reference photos sent to me by one of my GREAT followers, D.G.G. – trust me – she’s awesome! Just ask Duchess….who is awesome too! Any who….
I combined the two and did a little artistic maneuvering with the images, as well as toned down the lighting. However, I wanted to maintain a strong contrast to help make the flowers pop, so I eliminated most of the background in the photos and came up with the final result that you see below.
I did not use friskette in order to shade the background. I’ve tried that in the past and did not like how it left glue marks on the paper and how troublesome it was to remove it.
Nor did I use a fixative spray to create a secondary surface in which to layer. Just a lot of patience and delicate work is how this piece came about.
Hope you enjoyed!
Big shout out to D.G.G.!! A special BLLDt!