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Old 01-07-2019, 11:38 AM
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Amaryllis

My wife has one of these - and it's starting to bloom. I thought I'd use it to practice some sketching. My focus was on capturing it quickly before the light shifted - I didn't agonize over details.

But...as I look at it, it could use a background. Agree, or leave it white?

It sits a top our wood stove when the stove is cold. Paint hints of that, or just a darkish wash?


It's on 8x10 140# paper. Still using those big-box W/C.


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Re: Amaryllis

I think a light wash in the background would be a good addition. I'd also add some dark to both the flowers and the leaves. Just me perhaps, but don't limit yourself to a dark red or a dark green -- try purple or blue. They'd make your nice drawing pop.
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Re: Amaryllis

Thanks, Kate!
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Re: Amaryllis

Ugh. Went too far. All I did was make it muddy. Rather than delicate petals, They are thick and opaque.

Starting over.

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Re: Amaryllis

Tried again to add a slight bit of blue. I must be missing something - or I am still adding too much. Looks horrible. Packing it in for the day.
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Re: Amaryllis

A hint of some dark green near the flower to make the flower pop. And, some dark green (just a bit) in flower center, again to make the flower pop.
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Re: Amaryllis

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A hint of some dark green near the flower to make the flower pop. And, some dark green (just a bit) in flower center, again to make the flower pop.

I intend to re-do this one. I'll give these ideas a try.
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