Friday, April 19, 2013

Drawing in Stages

Here's a drawing that I did using colored pencils in my sketchbook.
 I penciled in the shapes and then outlined them with a permanent marker.  Then I colored in the flower petals, starting with the darkest purple and leaving the edges very light.
 I did the leaves next, adding in darker green closer to the veins and the top of the flowers.  I went over the flower petals with a white pencil to make the edges pop.
I colored in the pot with oranges, reds and browns to make it look like terra cotta. At the last minute, I quickly sketched some color into the background.

Finally, I went over the entire image with a dark pencil to give more shadows to the deepest purple parts of the flowers and some shadow on the leaves.

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