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Ginette
12-22-2001, 12:51 AM
This is a 14 x 20 dip pen & ink on hot pressed illustration board.
My dilemma is that I am undecided as to proceeding with adding water color, or leave it as is.
If water color, I am thinking' of pale yellow roses.
I'm going from... "I like it the way it is, to "Nah, it needs water color" and back.


http://www.williambell.com/Rose14_20.jpg
DETAIL:
http://www.williambell.com/Rose14_20D.jpg

All comments welcome

Thanks
Ginette

Wyobud
12-22-2001, 08:48 AM
Ginette.............An outstanding piece. Please don't rush into a decision.

You chose to render a pen work, and you have a beautiful success.

While I don't doubt your skills with watercolor, I wonder how far you would have to take it to make it better.

Your composition is excellent, your perspective is right on, your line and shadeing speak volumes. You have a right to fiil good with this.

I vote for sign it now.

BUD

NorahT
12-22-2001, 12:36 PM
Great drawing - lovely as it is. However, a slight touch of colour would be nice :) (now that was a big help, lol)

Ginette
12-22-2001, 12:39 PM
Thank you Bud,

A few others have said about the same.
No watercolor.

It's beginning to grow on me this way to.
I'll sign it and leave it like this. :)

How does one sign a pen & ink?
Do I need to make sure the signature is very small so it won't stand out too much the white?

Should I sign somewhere in the pedal area to hide the signature some?

Ginette

Ginette
12-22-2001, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by NorahT
Great drawing - lovely as it is. However, a slight touch of colour would be nice :) (now that was a big help, lol)

Thanks Nora,

I just posed an answer to Bud, when you must have been writing too.:)

I decided to keep it like this and do another one on which I will add some watercolor.

I will have two different versions.

Thanks for commenting!

Ginette

bluespade
12-22-2001, 01:18 PM
if you're not sure of the color you could photocopie it and try a few different colors to see what you like.
i think it would look great in pale green and reds blossoms.

Ginette
12-22-2001, 03:12 PM
That's a great idea Dough.

I was thinking of printing one on printable water color paper ( I just purchased some)
The reason I hesitated is that the printer ink is not water proof.

Is there a way of solving that problem?

Ginette

Wyobud
12-22-2001, 05:23 PM
If it were me I would sign it obvious on the lower right.

I'm glad you will try another in watercolor. My fear was that if you were to color this piece, you would have too many hard edges.

If you were to repeat this piece in water soluble pencil, then you could create the lost edges that you have created so well with the pen.

Good art

BUD

Ginette
12-22-2001, 10:29 PM
Hi Bud,

Great suggestion about the soluble watercolor pens. I don't have any YET! *SMILE*
I have heard a lot of good about them and the offer more creative opportunities.

I signed this on, it's a keeper as it is.
Thanks for looking & commenting.


Ginette

aaasp
01-27-2002, 01:47 PM
Nice drawing. Lots of movement.
Did you consider just an ink wash to emphasize a few "darks"?
Anthony

Ginette
01-27-2002, 02:49 PM
Thanks Anthony.
Great suggestion.

I think I will do that.
I have it stored away and don't know why I have not thought of the ink wash idea myself.
Seems logical.

Again Thanks. :)

Ginette

RuthT
01-28-2002, 08:41 AM
A lot of great suggestions have been made already, but I just wanted to say how much I admire your roses. It is a beautiful drawing. :)

Yellow is my favorite colour, so if you do a painted version (which I hope you will show us), my vote is for the yellow.

p.s. I like your quotation, it is something we can all try for.

Ginette
01-28-2002, 03:17 PM
Thanks Ruth.

I will do a yellow rose soon.
I will post it when ready.
Thanks for your praise.

About my quote:

I agree... I'm working on it every day. :-)

Ginette

artdude
01-28-2002, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Ginette

I was thinking of printing one on printable water color paper ( I just purchased some)
The reason I hesitated is that the printer ink is not water proof.

Is there a way of solving that problem?

Ginette



Hi Ginette. Wanted to let you know I really enjoyed viewing your inked roses!! :D Great line work and overall design. Your question about doing a watercolor over a printed peice, I have a suggestion. I am thinking that if you ink over the printed piece with waterproof ink you might be safe using a watercolor over it. I haven't tried it myself but it might be worth checking out. Let us know if you decide to try it :)

PS: Ever thought about using colored inks instead of watercolor??