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copespeak
02-22-2013, 12:51 PM
This a really complicated one, and I was initially very intimidated by the detail that was required, plus trying to render it in a watercolourey style. But I am attacking each section with gusto and working through the problems, and I'm quite pleased with the effects I am getting. The brain is problem solving all the time, even when I'm not glued to my computer chair!

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I was really pedantic about using my reference photo, because all the details and shadows would have been too time consuming to draw up and it was getting the effect I was after that was more important. So I just blocked in all the colours and got to work.

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I have barely got started on Lily, and am concentrating on the greenery. She'll come last.

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More refinement needed at the back yet, but I'm pretty happy so far.

Time for a coffee!

hypotaxis
02-22-2013, 01:39 PM
Looks like it's going well Robyn.

Brett

copespeak
02-22-2013, 01:53 PM
Thanks Brett. The grass is going to be a headache methinks....

limey-g
02-22-2013, 05:19 PM
Coming on great Robyn, I look forward to the finished painting.
Geoff

copespeak
02-22-2013, 06:26 PM
Thanks Geoff!

Well, I have resolved the grass somewhat. It's hard to do a reasonably close up of grass without doing lots of stems, and I am a bit of a detail freak, plus I wanted to keep my watercolourey look too.

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Works OK, I think.

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Next problem is how to get Lily's hair so it doesn't look 'painted', just 'washed' on.

screenpainter
02-22-2013, 06:50 PM
ah mazing. love this. beautiful watercolor!

copespeak
02-22-2013, 07:00 PM
Oh Albert, my head hurts! I think it's 'wine o'clock' at my house, and have a fresh look later.