Here’s the beginning of my journey to draw my live Iris. A pretty, buttercup yellow Iris. Just hope that I can do it justice!
I began adding a little more detail.
Earlier in the day we began drawing Tulips. For some reason I was drawn to the stem and leaves so I focused on that. The bloom of the tulip bent off to the left, off the page.
More Shading Practice on my tulip leaves.
Day 2 of Class and time to return to the Iris. Kind of a major change from my original sketch. The lower petal decided to drop so instead of starting over I made the adjustment. I kind of like the new look – it adds character don’t you think?
Beginning to add a little more detail. I know the Iris will slowly fade so I’m trying to capture noticeable details.
I make my last sketch on Bristol paper using my tracing and a light box.
I don’t want any smudges or erasure marks. Maybe I’ll just finish on the tracing paper and call it quits!
These photos were taken to keep the appearance of my Iris as I remember it. The photos were taken in B/W to allow me see the detail in the specimen – every line, every curve, every shadow, every highlight so that I could continue my drawing long after my Iris faded in beauty.
I can look at these photos, together with my first sketches and remember how it looked, just like it was yesterday. Now, all I have to do is finish it . . . someday . . . hopefully soon. I guess I kinda have to if I want to graduate!
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.