View Full Version : FND 2-8 Greencook

02-08-2002, 10:36 PM
Here's my orchid.
I did it on 140# Watercolor paper with a mech. pencil and charcoal pencil (2B).

All comments welcome! :)


02-08-2002, 10:39 PM
very nice, especially on watercolor paper- it's hard to fill all those little depressions.

02-08-2002, 10:43 PM
a close-up! *smacks forehead* that's what I should have done!

great detail! very nice! :clap:

02-08-2002, 10:54 PM
Wow Greencook! This is really nice! I like the grain of the paper It has added to it! Given it a great texture! Good going!!:clap: :clap: I think it would have hurt my eyes to get this much detail..lol

02-08-2002, 11:00 PM
Really nice, Greencook. Even a bit "O'Keefish," if you don't mind the comparison. I like the charcoal effect on the watercolor paper. Looks very velvety. Good work.

02-08-2002, 11:04 PM
Very well done. :clap:

02-08-2002, 11:44 PM
very nice. great drawing. The depressions give it texture. good idea.

02-09-2002, 12:55 AM
Hey greencook,
This is really nice, I love that the dark tones are more grainy than the mid tones, nice contrast.

02-09-2002, 07:24 AM
Mark....as always your work is wonderful...nothing else to say but wow....and cut it out!! ya make the rest of us look bad!


02-09-2002, 11:32 AM
Very nice ... I too like the contrasts between dark and light, Greencock.
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02-09-2002, 04:40 PM
Great texture and detail -- can almost feel ho soft the petals are!:cool:


02-09-2002, 08:26 PM
I love how that looks........that POPS......lol
Really really nice :)

02-10-2002, 01:12 AM
Lots of detail on that... looks lovely.

02-11-2002, 12:01 AM
Thank you all for your nice comments. I had a lot of fun doing this right up to the two hour mark - and watching the opening ceremony for the olympics. This really broke me out of the drawing block I'd been in. I've been looking at all the blank space I've still got on the page and thinking I ought to continue it. Perhaps a flower a sitting, and set a time limit. Seems to keep me from thinking too much.
Still a bit disapointed by the scanner. The texture does show on the original, but the overall effect is much softer. I'm beginning to get hooked on that 140# watercolor paper. For me, it seems to take less effort getting the look I'm after. At least this image didn't look like I'd taken it in a snowstorm.
Again, thank you all. Looking forward to our next get together.

Hope you all have a great day! :)

02-11-2002, 09:14 AM
i can't believe i forgot to comment on this one...very powerful! nicely done.

02-11-2002, 09:37 AM
Thank you Arlene,
That says a lot coming from a master flower artist like yourself.

Have a great day! :)

07-27-2002, 04:54 PM
As some of you may have noticed I've not been very active, except for lurking lately. Well, just had a bit more time and completed the second flower on this piece. Now, I'll work on the third (and final) flower, some very light background and call it good.

Wish now I'd done this on Stonehenge or Vellum paper - live and learn.

This image is approx. 1/2 the size of the original. I got the contrast matching almost exactly with the original as well since the scanner cut out about 30% of the contrast.

As always, any and all comments and/or critiques welcomed.


Let me know what you think of my (currently) floating orchids. :D

Have a great day! :)