A Rose Drawing

by Anonymous
(South Africa)

A Rose drawing that I have coloured using pencils.

A Rose drawing that I have coloured using pencils.

I'm no good at any sort of art, sadly. But in any case, I decided, after reading a lot on this informative website, that I would find a picture and color it in with watercolor pencils.

I did not draw it, so I guess it does not actually classify as a drawing but still I would love to know what people think about it.

My favorite flower is a rose and naturally that is what I colored in.

I started by printing the picture, then i cut it out and glued it to another piece of paper to strengthen it.

I chose the colors I wanted for my rose and sharpened them. All the pencils I used are Faber-Castell, I use the watercolor pencil to allow for softer blending.

I used color 421, 427, and 429 for the rose.

I started with a single color fill, color 427, and then added on with shading. I did one petal at a time.

Next when the rose was done I went over the whole rose with white, color 401, this blended all the colors and gave it a pleasant and softer look.

Next I started with the leaves using colors 470, 467, and 457. Once again I did the same, I started with a single color fill, color 467. Then with color 470 I went over the lines to show the leaves patterning.

Lastly I went over everything with white blending it.

color 429 - soft pink
color 427 - darker reddish pink
color 421 - cold red
color 457 - dark green
color 470 - lime green
color 467 - muddy brown green

I did this drawing with no reference and did it in just under an hour.

I know it is not a painting like some pieces or a freehand drawing, but still i would like to get an opinion on it.

I will try tomorrow to do a piece similar but on canvas with acrylic. I must warn you though I am only between the ages 12-16 and I got my mother's permission to write this.

diescyiosuirosn - decision is yours- I muddled it up and I quite like it as my motto.

Editors Notes:
Even though you traced the piece, it can still be called a painting. Watercolor pencils and colored pencils in general are quickly becoming a main stream medium for use in fine art.

They've been around for quite awhile in the illustrative arena, but more and more artists are seeing it's usefulness in creating extreme realism.

This example reminds me much of tattoo flash artwork. With its bold outlines within each petal, the artwork would easily translate to art work that can be worn on the skin!

It's a beautiful piece and I hope to see more of your work. Please send us more, and soon!

And I do thank your parents for giving permission to show your work.

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Mar 21, 2010
Pretty rose
by: Anonymous

Keep up the good work. Looks good to me.

Apr 02, 2011
by: Anonymous

Creo que para ser el primer pintura esta bueno
sigue y lo lograras!!

Mar 24, 2012
by: Princess

Oh my gosh! That is so beautiful! I never seen...such...such ...BEAUTY!!!that is so impressive.0:)

Feb 23, 2014
by: Anonymous


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