Saturday, March 30, 2013


This odd flower was one that I found at the nursery.  I often go to the store when I run out of flowers to draw.  They allow me to take reference photos, and are tolerant about me not buying when I explain that plants are in mortal danger if they have to rely on me to care for them!  I particularly liked drawing this orchid, as it gave me the chance to work on my depth shadowing.  With the interesting 'pocket' in front, I had to work hard to get it to look right.  In the end, I used a cool grey wash for the shadows...bordering on purple to get the right field of depth.

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