Monday, July 11, 2011

Black Dahlia


Finished up the dahlia. And as usual its a pain in the arse to scan anything done on black paper :/ I do really like how the petals look like they are coming out of the shadows, proud that it works well. Its for sale in my Etsy store but for some reason blogger is not letting me link to it grrrr will have to see what I can do about that.

I completely forgot that I had ordered a huge sheet of black Stonehenge paper a few months back, nice surprise to come across behind the couch in its box lol I really don't like the white Stonehenge paper, I know a lot of coloured pencil artists swear by it because of how many layers it can take, but that is why I don't like it. 20 layers to get an effect that can be done in half that is pointless. But I really like the black version of the paper. If I was crazy I would do a giant dahlia, but I don't think I have enough prozac for that :p

5 comments:

Sandi said...

It turned out lovely!

Screaming Feline said...

Gorgeous! Makes me want to dig out black paper.

Serena said...

Beautiful!

Jennifer Rose said...

thank you :D

2paw said...

I do love the way the dahlia emerges from the dark background. Twenty layers?? Are they mad???!!!