I like this idea so far best. I like how you are adding as the plant grows, just keep going and yes wait to add roots at the end. Is this one orchid blooming or are there more than one flower? Can you send some photos too?
Hi Pam, I love this composition, it has a pleasing flow. If I was to suggest anything , it would be to add some small element, scattered seeds or scales just in the bottom left of the composition. Then your signature on the right and all is beautifully balanced and flowing. Just a thought!
Hey Shelia, love seeing a bit of spring in winter! Perhaps the yellows could still brighten up just a bit. You have become a great observer and documenter of nature! So much fun to see what is going on that is predictable and unpredictable!
Hi Pam, lovely composition on this. Sometimes a failed composition can lead to a much better composition, so great idea to rethink and start over! The process of exploring the power of composition is important and a huge part of the creative journey once you have mastered the basic drawing skills!
Hi Shelia, I agree with Vern’s comment and would also mention that I wish the center of the apple where the stem is attached felt a bit more like a bigger indented cone shape area. It feels as if the stem is squished inside the apple. Does this make sense? Look at a real apple and see if you can understand what I mean. Small difference like this…[Read more]
Hi Shelia, this simple composition is lovely. I really enjoy looking at it and think the perspective and drawing is excellent. The shadows are mostly good but still feel as if the picture plane is tilted and not flat. Interesting, now powerful a slight movement of a shadow can be in creating the surface. Did you take a photo of this set up with…[Read more]
Hi Pam, You have worked very hard on this drawing and done a good job in capturing details but the overall image doesn’t convey the subject. It looks like a chunk of wood to me and not a flat piece of bark . There are a few reasons why this is happening. It is a severe one point perspective, if it was a bit more horizontal we would understand the…[Read more]
Hi Pam, I think you had a set up of the leaf that just had a slightly tricky view. I always evaluate my view by deciding if that characteristic is something I want to be important or not. If it detracts from a composition I would adjust it in the future. I do think you have improved it a lot. Just keep it in mind in the future. It really is an…[Read more]
Thanks Wendy. Your comment about losing the iconic fig leaf structure in the webinar was a lightbulb moment for me. That didn’t even occur to me when I was setting up the leaf to draw it. But so important! So many things to think about. Learned a ton from working on this.
I am excited to see so much hard work here. You are doing a great job. I want to make some general comments that relate to all of your work:
1. I like your vibrant clean edges and saturated color
2. However I think you are ready to work on your contours of your forms and make them less stylized and more irregular as nature does if you…