Thursday, 10 May 2012

Daffodil

My Daffodil drawing was only intended as a quickish drawing just to kill an hour. Following the nice comments you all made, I felt inspired to take it stage further and see where it took me. This is the result. In order to make the Daffodil 'glow' in the sunshine, a darkish background was needed and some strong shadows. I think I may have taken it a step too far, and I'll be very interested to hear what you all think.

23 comments:

  1. At first I thought it was a picture, but when I looked closer I saw it a drawing. It is really fabulous.

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    1. That's a lovely thing to say Renske. Thank you very much.

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  2. Wow beautiful, John! The strong shadows make it really glow, it almost looks bright yellow!

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    1. I really appreciate your comment Judy. My aim was to make it 'glow' and I'm glad I achieved that. Thanks. ;-)

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  3. Now come on John - No porkie-pies alowed! This is a black and white photo, right? Right? If it isn't, then I am truly astounded!

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    1. You've rumbled me Sandra, darn it!!! You're such a sweetheart - thank you.

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  4. John, it looked very good before; it looks great now. I really like the shading you've done. The daffodil has come alive!

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  5. I wouldn't change a thing about it, I love the darks and shadows - and the daffodil just sings! xx

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    1. I'm really glad you like it Pat. Thank you.

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  6. No not too far at all, it looks great.

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    1. Thank you Sue. I know I used a lot of graphite ... I may have to buy a new pencil. ;-)

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  7. Fantastic drawing John, it does look like a black and white photo.
    That pencil is magic in your hands, and it's obvious that you enjoy the process.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say BJ. Though I'd love to be competent with watercolour I must confess to always being happiness with a pencil in my hand. Thank you.

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  8. I like both versions. The original has a freshness about it, and the finished version is so polished. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Jane, and thank you very much for visiting. I really appreciate it.

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