Tuesday, September 6, 2011

End of Summer

As summer in Virginia begins to draw to a close, I often cut some flowers and leaves to bring inside to extend the season as much as possible. I'm working through Kate's online watercolor pencil short class and decided to work with them in my sketchbook. It was fun layering the colors to try to match that coleus. The sweet potato vine was too light to show up in the scan so I enhanced it a bit in PhotoShop so you could see it. I also added the text in PS because I hadn't written anything on the actual page. I want to look up the Latin names and make sure I have the right coleus name. I'm realizing the black line on the left is a bit distracting but it's the ribbon in my sketchbook.

1 comment:

  1. I can see how you enhanced it in Photoshop, it looks like a monoprint from a distance, giving a flat basis for the pencilwork above. Interesting!


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