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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! :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2002/Orchid_2-8-02.JPG

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

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

great detail! very nice! :clap:

Caron
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
Caron:cat:

AriadneArts
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.

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

Merriel
02-08-2002, 11:44 PM
very nice. great drawing. The depressions give it texture. good idea.
leirrem2

sherville
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.

Shelley
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!

Shelley

auntie_chaos
02-09-2002, 11:32 AM
Very nice ... I too like the contrasts between dark and light, Greencock.
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Gisela
02-09-2002, 04:40 PM
Great texture and detail -- can almost feel ho soft the petals are!:cool:

Gisela

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

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

greencook
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! :)

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

greencook
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! :)

greencook
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.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jul-2002/Orchid_update_7-21-02.JPG

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

Have a great day! :)