Thursday, May 22, 2008

Iris bud

I have been sort of obcessed with my Irises this spring. I decided to try drawing a bud with colored pencils. I like colored pencils but I haven't done much with them. They are easy to use as you don't need water to mix like with watercolr paints. I wish I had lots more colored pencils. I have a 24pack of Prismacolor pencils. I don't know how to mix the colors i have to create colors I want. I know...practice. I need to do this more.

9 comments:

> AC said...

Stunning effect! vivid and intriguing.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thank you AC.

gardenpath said...

Hey Lisa, I think you are doing just fine. This is beautiful.

Q said...

Very pretty!
I too love the look of colored pencils.
Your Iris are very pretty. I lost many in last year's freeze.
Sherry

SandyCarlson said...

This is a beautiful iris. I came across some yesterday for the first time this spring. They offer so much color and texture. They were this color, too! Thanks, Lisa!

beckie said...

The iris bud is lovely. I think you did great with mixing the colors. It looks so real.

Rose said...

Lisa, I forget to come here very often; so glad I stopped in today. This iris drawing is beautiful and so life-like. It reminds me of the photo I took of one of my irises last week. Wish I could draw like you:)

Layanee said...

Lisa: I just noticed this other blog on your home page. You are so mult-italented! I know many artists who love to garden. I love to garden and cannot draw at all...maybe I should give it a go!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thank you to eveyrone that had a look and made a comment. Layanee you should definitely give a go at another medium of art otehr thatn gardening. You are quite the artist in the garden.