Sunday, 20 December 2009
First let me introduce you to my latest flower drawing. "Lotus Blossoms" (above) was an effort to capture the delicate petals of the Lotus water lily. I am not satisfied with what I was able to achieve as the petals and pads (leaves) need to be almost transparent -- something I have never been able to do with my rather limited drawing software. You will notice that I also applied an art deco type frame as I did in a previous drawing of the Lotus.
What I did do was try the topographic method on this drawing and several other "water lily" drawings. I found this to be very successful although the nature of the art work is changed dramatically. I don't really object to this, however, as the result is quite pleasing.
First, is tonight's featured drawing. I think it handles the transition fairly well although the result is not quite as dramatic as the next one.
This is the first Lotus drawing I did with the frame. It is called "Resting Lotus". I am definitely pleased with the result I got when I used the "topographic" software on this one. This is another drawing that achieves, I feel, an almost stained glass window appearance.
Finally, I tried the software on the "Water Lily Reflection" drawing I did a few months ago. I am very fond of the original of this drawing and used it in my latest book. However, if I had known how pleasing the topographic image was going to be, I might have held off publication until I got this new software!
So there you have it -- three more drawings topographically renewed! It would be wonderful if I could get some feedback from people about these images. I have been trying to figure out how I might get people to respond. Maybe I should have a contest and offer a prize...
Well, first I will wait and see if asking nicely once again prompts someone to respond! That would be a nice Christmas present for me.
Meanwhile, may peace be with you during these last days before we celebrate the birth of Christ.