Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Illustration Friday - Blanket

I didn't think I'd get an entry done for this week's IF topic, blanket. But I've spent plenty of time wrapped up in one this week. I'm not feeling well & it settled in my throat, so I can barely talk and can't go to work.

So.... I was thinking that I haven't drawn or painted any flowers recently & they are one of my fav subjects. It occurred to me there is a beautiful flower whose common name is "Blanketflower." Gaillardia aristata is the Latin name.

I used the "Artist's Photo Reference Flowers" by Gary Greene since I didn't have any Blanketflower photos in my collection.
The flowers were drawn with Col Erase pencils. The background is mostly Derwent watercolor pencils that I blended with a water brush. The postcard sized piece was done on 90# cold pressed watercolor paper.


Catherine said...

Hello Regina, thanks for visiting my blog ! This piece is very nice, you made an excellent work with the contrasts of colors, congratulations !

Joan said...

I'm thrilled to see you participating in 'illo friday'.

It is a wonderful weekly exercise and does stretch us to think and try new things...
love your blanket flowers :)


Fannie said...

Hi, Regina~
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments. I hope you're feeling better. Nice work. I'll be back to see more.

Leah said...

beautiful!! love this flower. makes me long for spring.