Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dahlia - WHIPS


Well I thought I would try something new. I don't usually do flowers but after doing the show at the nursery a few weeks ago I thought I would give them a try. My thought was a small tightly cropped picture that I could just whip off as an experiment. First I went to my son's neighbor, as he has lots of beautiful dahlias and took a ton of pictures and then began editing and cropping the pictures. This one really popped out at me on the computer so I decided to give it a try. What a surprise!! There will be no "whipping it off", each petal has to be done individually to really get the textures and values right and I can tell I will be at it for a few days. I have some commission pieces that I should be working on but I will keep whittling away at the petals on the side.

4 comments:

Pencil Sanity said...

Your off to a beautiful start on this one. I don't draw many flowers and you are so right, they take much longer then one would think.
Looking forward to an update.

Dors said...

Coming along so nicely .. I am looking forward to seeing this come alive.
I love drawing flowers.

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I have been reading about combining my graphite with charcoal to get a really soft dark background and that will be my next project.

brittaney said...

excellant picture of you and Rusty.
tried to phone but no answer.

waiting to hear from you. sincerest sympathy

Carol.