Saturday, August 30, 2008
Today is the Virtual Sketch Date
The Virtual Sketch Date has come around once again. The photo ref was an ornamental cabbage. Beautiful image. Great colors. Lots of veins. I am not so happy with mine. I couldn't match the colors of the ref photo and I went in too fast with the purple in the center. Once the purple is there, if it is too dark, it's there to stay. Plus the colors are more muted than my usual or for my taste.
About 1/4 into the picture, I almost gave up and tossed it. The only thing that made me keep trying was the fact that I had signed up to do the sketch. Several times in the process, I was tempted to stop. But I think the picture I ended with isn't bad, just isn't what I wanted it to be.
Postcard sized on Bristol Smooth paper with colored pencils.