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Phillip
05-12-2003, 08:55 PM
Hello All.

I draw this in with a Graphic pencil. it's not drawn in as heavy as it looks. I increased the contrast so that you can see the drawing better.

It's on 11 x 8 inch paper,

It's from a exercise on one of Rod's CD-Rom.

I did not trace it. I draw it in by hand. Changed the composition a bit as well.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2003/21263-Drawing.jpg

Strawberry Wine
05-12-2003, 08:58 PM
Good start Phillip. Looking forward to some colour additions.

Gail

karenjh
05-12-2003, 09:24 PM
Great start. I did this lesson of Rod's and found it very enjoyable. Have fun with it.

babybrush
05-12-2003, 09:31 PM
this is looking good Philip. looking forward to a WIP

Bethany

CharM
05-12-2003, 11:14 PM
I love roses Phillip and will enjoy watching your wip. You've made a good start.

artmom
05-13-2003, 12:23 AM
I'm a'watchin'!

Phillip
05-13-2003, 12:42 AM
Ok here's the next stage.
I kind of gone my own way with this one.

Don't know if it will work, only one way to find out, decided to use more of a autumn leaf.
You will notice that I have also used INK with a dip pen.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2003/21263-Leaves.jpg

Alan Cross
05-13-2003, 01:15 AM
Good start waiting to see more
Alan :)

Phillip
05-13-2003, 02:09 AM
Sorry all.
I mucked it up.

It was going well till I attempted the background.

I have put it under the tap & washed off most of the color.
will get back to it, tomorrow.

Still not very good at mixing colors. Need more practise.

I could not find a color that matches the painting. Tried lots, evatually it just went all mucky.

I think it might be best if I started another one.

Oh well it was good practice. They say the best way to learn is from your mistakes.:D

Still disappointed though. I suppose it is the first flower I have ever attempted to paint. so should not expect to much.

This sure is a challenge.

Got another lesson tomorrow morning, I will ask the art teacher for some advice.:)

Nitsa
05-13-2003, 05:13 AM
Shame!
Looking forward to seeing your next attempt take shape....DON'T GIVE UP!

I usually wet the area I am going to pain first and then "drop" colours into that, that way some steer into one another and I can create 5/6 colours with just 3, it also helps the colours remain clear and transparent rather than mixing first and then ending up muddy. Backgrounds can ruin a wondeful piece or make it, I suggest you practice a little just with those.
I actually fine the b/g the most fun part of the painting, usually 'cos I work on quite detailed pieces I guess and they allow me to play around a little!

Good luck on your next piece!

harmony
05-13-2003, 06:26 AM
Thats a real pity Phillip. I was looking forward to seeing your progress. it was looking good.

Phillip
05-14-2003, 01:49 AM
Don't worry guys & girls.
Have started another one.

Will post first stage very shortly

Nitsa
05-14-2003, 03:19 AM
Good luck!