Ooh! So much to get caught up with here! I think of all the work you have posted since last I ccommented, it is the extremely sensitive handling of the mediums that strikes me most; I think you have captured the fragile nature of those iris petals with such delicacy that they have a tissue paper like appearance that is ever so lovely; no need for darks, to my eyes anyway. And while it is also easy for me to be captivated by the gorgeous color of that iris, you have done the same with this earthy mushroom. My eyes can 'feel' that thin papery outer layer on the mushroom's cap slowly worn and peeling away.~ gretchen
Those Verithins are a real pleasure, behaving more like graphite. (Ability to keep a sharp point.) I just might come to keep them handy. Others in the class are also discovering their utility.Two more exercises for this week--ink and colored pencil. You know, that cap detail was the last addition. I'd been skirting it cautiously and held back with full detail. I think I'm learning where enough is enough.
Every time I look at your grphite mushroom I am reminded of a friend back 30 years ago now ( how can that be!?!? ) who did a series of the most amazingly detailed HUGE (full sheet arches hotpress) graphite drawings of antique clothes on hangers. Then she went back in with colored pencil, adding oh so subtle veils of color here and there, in the shadows mostly. I'll bet the verithins would be PERFECT for this effect. I think I might have to buy a set of verithins... veri-soon!~ gretchen