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ATC Poppy
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Fantasia watercolor pencils on Lanaquarelle 140lb hot press watercolor paper. Photo reference from Colored Pencil Artist's Drawing Bible by Jane Strother, which has a chapter of yhotos you can draw from in the end of the book. There are some great references in it.

I'm still sick. Today I slept about 10 or 12 hours and then napped another 8 hours, I've had maybe all of four waking hours in the whole day and coughing my head off. Ugh. It is the worst day of it. Karl had it that bad yesterday though so maybe it'll clear up from here. I wasn't even sure I'd do anything today, but finally decided to try for an ATC in colored pencils and it didn't come out bad to my surprise. Not some full burnish heavy realism subject but it came out well using pressure variation for lighter and darker areas.

Gamut issues on my scanner flattened those variotions in the red areas but they're there IRL, it looks better in person.
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Oct. 13th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Love the poppy - and this when you're sick! You've been suffering from this for quite some time. Do you feel like you're getting any better at all?
Oct. 14th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
I think it's running its course. Trouble is that from all I've heard, its course is about two weeks. I had the really bad day that Karl did and it's slowly climbing up from that but I'm still feeling so rotten. I don't know how long it'll take to clear up. Today's another rotten day.

If I hadn't gotten sick I'd have been working on Cat/Wombat but I don't want to deal with dust when I've got breathing problems.
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