A long-awaited TA DA moment – this drawing was started way back in 2019 and it’s only now getting done! ha….sometimes I just can’t seem to stay on track. But it’s done, and it feels good!
I like to change up my video “intro” every two years or so – and when I did that back in 2019, there was a little clip of this rose drawing. Which subsequently landed in an empty pad of Stonehenge paper, to get moved around the studio repeatedly over the last bunch of years! I kept thinking I needed to get back to it, but I knew just how much work it would take to get it done.
That proved true – five solid days of work on it! (And you thought I was ‘resting’ on sabbatical??)
Watch the video to see it transformed below or click HERE to watch on YouTube. (The extended version is available to patrons at the $5+ level per month.)
When creating a larger piece like this I keep glassine handy – it keeps me from smudging or getting the oils from my hand on the pigment. The color before I got started was really pale, you can see that in the rose on the left….
I’ve started keeping my little Pantone cup to hold the colors for longer-term projects – it keeps the selection together and I don’t have to wonder which got put back in the case.
The finished piece made me so happy! I’ve put it into my Fine Art shop HERE …
…and also uploaded to Society6 HERE.
ICYMI (In case you missed it!)
I promised the collection of Social Media links in case you missed them coz I know there’s too much to follow, so here you go….they’re listed in the order of photos in the gallery below.
- Monday’s blog post: 3 Mediums to create realistic bokeh
- Watercolor roses card video with bokeh background (stamp from Picket Fence)
- Forest pencil sketch turned into a card (see original sketch here)
- Sam and Amos watercolor video (dogs)
- Hugging rabbits card video with CCC Lots of Love
- Copic flower garden video in a sketchbook
- Tiny Tutorial about bokeh
- Pencil extender to make stubby pencils last longer (get one in an accessory set or solo)
- How to draw a rosebud tiny tutorial
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- Prismacolor pencils
- Prismacolor Hex Chart
- Stonehenge Drawing Paper Pads: AMZ – BLICK
- Afmat Long Point Pencil Sharpener
- Glassine sheets
- Pencil Extender – the one I have is in an accessory set or you can get one solo. I’ve ordered a bunch of brands and will eventually know if there are pencils that don’t fit in some of them.