I’d had the idea floating round in my mind for this design for some time, stuck in there with all those other ideas that are all fighting to become reality. I wanted something reasonably quick to complete after the eagle picture, so I decided to attempt to get this done. Drawing out the lettering and colouring them in really reminded me of my old graphics classes and how much I both loved and hated typography. This was drawn on my Daler Rowney A4 65lb Sketch paper, using Staedtler pigment liners.
Well the weather’s quite terrible where I come from today, so here’s a nice little bright almost summery picture to hopefully brighten things up. This was just a little practice paint as I was mainly experimenting on trying to get the tone and shading right on the Rose.
Painted with my Sakura Koi Watercolours set and painted on A5 Derwent watercolour 140lb paper.
The reference photo came from paint my photo – http://pmp-art.com/breccabaroo/gallery/154697
DeviantArt – http://isabelproffitart.deviantart.com/art/Rose-591964794
Fine Art America – http://fineartamerica.com/featured/rose-isabel-proffit.html
The last picture of 2015, it’s certainly been a year full of a lot of changes, some good like keeping my job amidst a few redundancies, I’ve met some of the best, kindest and most entertaining people in 2015 and I’ve started to see some people and my life in a very different light. However the year was overshadowed by the biggest sadness I’ve possibly ever felt in losing Melody. Hopefully 2016 brings with it better times and a lot more creativity. 🙂
I enjoyed doing this picture and playing around with my new Derwent watercolour pencils that I got for Christmas. It’s certainly nice having the full set of 72 to utilise.
The reference photo is from paint my photo
Prints are available at Fine art America – here
Happy New Year to everyone and hopefully 2016 works out better than this year has 🙂