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December 21, 2010

Reflecting Rose II - WIP (Phase 3)

The rose is almost completely finished in black and white.

I am usually tempted to fiddle with it at this stage (the horrifying artist trait of not knowing when to stop) but I find that any work I do in fine tuning it now will be undone by adding color.  Why?  Color will take out the highlights and flatten the areas I've shaped.  I will have to scratch them in again.

So as long as I have my strong darks and lights I will be fine to move on to the next step.  I can't wait; color is going to really make this flower sparkle.

2 comments:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I just found you thru EBSQ's blogger of the week. Your work is just amazing! There are so many wonderful artists here at EBSQ. I love these features so we can see our fellow ebsq'rs. Merry Christmas!!!

Sandra Willard said...

I'm so thrilled that you posted a comment Kimberly! Thank you so much for your kind words. I agree with you about the features and isn't the community at EBSQ just awesome?