Sunday, December 9, 2007

Orchid Is The New Black

I like to sometimes try different materials and techniques other than the watercolors to capture the drama and beauty of a particular orchid. Like this Grammatophyllum speciosum .

I love drawing and I love color pencils. Everything looks great drawn in color pencil. What makes this drawing super dynamic is the fact that it is drawn on BLACK paper. Kind of along the lines of a Velvet Elvis concept. The blooms really pop from the background . The shadows on the petals are not darkened in, that is actually where the black paper shows through when there is no drawing.

Enjoy, More to come!

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Conn said...

amazing how the colors really pop and did not get muted. really lovely.

Parnell Corder said...

Thanks. Color pencil makes everything look good

Conn said...

Fix it with colored pencil.

J. Cid said...

Nice...very nice.

See in my Flickr page,


J. Cid
Córdoba, Veracruz. México

parnell said...

Hey J.C. thanks for visiting. You are always welcome.. love the photo images!