View Full Version : Japanese Maple Leaf

06-24-2003, 12:13 AM
I did this in ink for the Flower and Leaves project and thought it would look good in color, so I colored it with CP and shaded with ink. I'm posting both here. C&C welcome.



06-24-2003, 12:20 AM
I don't know why this isn't loading my pictures and my computer is being a pain in my.....neck so I will load them this way..

06-24-2003, 12:22 AM
Here is the other one...

06-24-2003, 12:38 AM
Nice work on both of them.

06-24-2003, 02:01 AM
Both are very lovely.

06-24-2003, 02:17 AM
They are both beautiful. Well done.

06-24-2003, 04:18 AM
These are both great, I'm drawn mostly to the first one, think the colours in the background of the second are perhaps a little dark.

06-24-2003, 08:13 AM
Wow! Yet another beauty. :D

06-24-2003, 08:23 AM
I really like the second one best- I LOVE the dark background. I love the rich colors!


06-24-2003, 08:24 AM
both very beautiful, delicate and charming!
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ciao, rapolina.:cat:

06-24-2003, 08:49 AM
Brilliant Sharon....Lovely drawing and fantastic CP work. I would be very interested to know how you did the background....is it dots or those little circles?
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06-24-2003, 10:31 AM
They are both nice, but I much prefer the second - very dramatic. Unless I'm mistaken, the background is only the texture of the paper, correct?

06-24-2003, 10:42 AM
Sharon - These r AWESOME!!! I love the coloring on the 2nd 1, but the plain ink on the 1st one is spectacular - I like them both 4 different reasons - they r Gorgeous!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

06-24-2003, 10:57 AM
GREAT stippling work!! I prefer the first because I think the leaves stand out more. The colors in the second one just seem blend into the background more :D:) A FABULOUS piece!!!

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06-24-2003, 12:12 PM
Thanks inkling, surreal and dolors.

Thanks amanda. It may be a tad dark..

Thank you Monica..

Thanks fadinglights. Glad you like it dark.

Thanks rapolina, caio..

Hey Chris...it is the little circles. (Mullberry, Olive Green, Cool gray 90%, Dark Green, and Dark Green again, very lightly) I have never tried stippling with CP. Thanks for the comments.

Thanks Oldthumbs. You got it.. just the paper texture coming thru just a little.

Thank you Jamie. Glad you like them both. So do I. I like the first one for the simplicity of it and the second, just cause I like the colors..

Thanks Murray. I thought you would like the first one best. I imagine all the colors kind of blend for you cause they are green and red. Would make it kind of dull. Glad you like them.

prairie painter
06-25-2003, 12:38 AM
I love the colors you used in the leaf- I don't think it's too dark at all. Made me think of the J. maple in my garden, late in the evening with the last of the sun striking the leaves.
Seriously, little circles? Is that a technique you invented, or is there a name for it? One I suspect my young daughter would not let me have the time to try!

06-25-2003, 10:27 AM
Thanks prairie painter. What a wonderful image. I hope to plant one in my yard soon. Tried to start one from some seeds but it didn't take. No, it is not a technique I invented, it is a standard technique mentioned in several CP books. It is just if you take a very sharp pencil and kind of go in little scribbly circles with it, the sharp point goes into the little white dents of the paper and helps fill them in. That way you don't have to burnish to cover most of the paper. It's great if you don't want the smooth shiny surface that burnishing can give. Small daughters can be that way.....LOL

06-25-2003, 06:14 PM
That combo works very well together with this image. I love the colors you chose:D

06-25-2003, 06:55 PM
Thanks sassy...

Mikki Petersen
06-25-2003, 11:01 PM
Lovely, both of them, although I'm partial to the black and white version.

06-26-2003, 10:57 AM
Thanks 1mpete. I like that one a lot too..