View Full Version : Echinacea - xpost in CP

09-25-2007, 08:47 AM
Thought I'd post this over here, too. The WIP can be followed over in the CP forum here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445547).

This was out of my comfort zone, but a really good exercise for me. While I am calling it done, I am still *very* open to suggestions, crits, & comments.

5x7 on fabriano Disegnio paper with FC Polychromo colored pencils.

Thanks for looking!

09-25-2007, 11:35 AM
Very very pretty! I really like the petals, the shadows and light really make them look so real.

09-25-2007, 12:01 PM
One of my favorite flowers! You've caught the petal color exactly. Nice!


Margaret 59
09-25-2007, 08:14 PM
Ohhhh...I love how you've done this....and the background.

09-26-2007, 07:20 AM
Thank you Deb & Nancy! :wave:

I'm surprised by how well it turned out. :D

Ohhhh...I love how you've done this....and the background.

Thank you, Margaret! The background is the part I'm the least happy with. But it was a *very* good exercise in getting me away from following my ref pic too closely.

Thanks for looking!

Charlie's Mum
09-26-2007, 07:44 AM
Can't help much with CPs - I like them but don't practice much!
I really, really, like the diferent levels in the b/ground - love the depth and the subtlety of the tones there! ...... then the brightness of the flower stem and leaves - lovely!

The flower's good too! I like this! :D

09-26-2007, 08:10 AM
Thank you, Maureen!

I'm addicted to cp's. I love how versatile they can be, as well as how little mess (other than my working chaos) they create. And how forgiving. The eraser is my friend. :D