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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Flowers, Jug of Spring Flowers, Amanda Webster

I picked a random assortment of flowers and popped them in a jug.  I decided to do a challenge from Veronica Lawlor's book which was to use ink and nibs of varying sizes.  It seemed the easiest way to go as the detail was overwhelming for me.  I watered down some ink and added the shading at the end.  I think I like it ok

10 comments:

  1. I like the shading added to the ink, not sure I've ever seen that.

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  2. This is a lovely drawing Amanda. The use of different nib sizes works well.

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  3. Thanks Linda and Ann, I think I'll try the technique again on different subjects. I started with a really big nib for the jug and some of the darker flowers and then used two more, each one a bit finer. The shading was just the inky water that I washed the nibs in.

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  4. A lovely bouquet and vase, Amanda, well done!

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  5. Amanda very lovely your black and white drawing. Very artistic.

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  6. Amanda, welcome! So happy to see you posting your wonderful art here! Don't you just love it when the ink runs with water to add shades of black and grey? I sure do! Lovely job on both foliage and vase. I look forward to more from you! Thanks for joining us.

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  7. Simply gorgeous! Really like the black and white flowers, done so well, they seem to color in your mind when you look at them!

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  8. Amanda, this is beautiful! You captured their freshness without color. I like using ink and letting it bleed and wash a bit. Well done!

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  9. I love it! We usually think of bright colors when imagining flowers, but these are so well done, they don't need color!

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  10. Thanks for looking and also for all the encouraging words!

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