Monday, February 2, 2015

that awkward stage....

It seems with every piece, I come to the place where I feel like what I see before me is a mess. The detail is lost, the darks aren't dark enough, the lights not light enough. Over the years I've learned that the best thing to do at this point is to stop working in that area and move on. Sometimes it's to another place on the drawing, sometimes I have to put the piece away and work on something else. 

I have reached that point with "iris". I like some things about it, and other things I know need work. So for now, I will move on to the buds and maybe the leaves and stem before I go back to the flower. She's almost finished. Just need to press on through this "awkward stage". This too shall pass....



  1. As a novice i think it's gorgeous! Do you use watercolor pencils?

    1. Thanks so much, Tari. :) I don't use watercolor pencils for these. I use mostly Polychromos and some Prismacolor.