Starving Artistamps, and it's so much fun to color. I've used everything from colored pencils, to paper piecing, to Copic markers...it comes out great no matter what!
This time I decided to try yet another way to color the flower. I used Derwent Inktense pencils to create the base underpainting for the flower. I started by stamping the image onto watercolor paper with Ranger Archival Ink. Then, I very loosely colored the flower and leaves, and washed the colors with a waterbrush. The background was created basically the same way. I chose 3 shades of red and a gold and scribbled patches of color all over the background, then used a waterbrush to pull the color outward from the image toward the edges. Once everything was dry, I used my colored pencils to add shading and highlights to the flower and leaves. I also dotted on some red, black, and cinnamon colored Stickles in the flower center. Since this is such a large image, I cut it out "outside the box" style so that I could add some borders and a few dew drops. I have to say, this version is one of my favorites!
See you later. I have some drawing homework to get after.
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