Questions and queries concerning art and
creativity in the life of Rose Altom
Monday, July 18, 2011
Roses from Michael
Detail of Roses...
My hubby is always sending me flowers, not just for anniversaries and birthdays, but to surprise me. These roses came while he was TDY (Temporary Duty) for several weeks to somewhere (classified or something) for his job. Such a sweet and thoughtful hubby! I wanted to keep them forever, so I did a sketch. I especially love this rendering, as it is full of movement and emotion. THAT is what drawing is all about! Getting the essence of your subject, not so much the photographic details. I drew this with sepia felt tip pen on colored paper. I wonder if I can get an interesting, scratchboard effect if I use white gel pen on dark paper? Hmm........