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February 3, 2012
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A cup of colour by MLiMLiMLi A cup of colour by MLiMLiMLi
Add some colour to the black and white world.

For :icondraw-along:s February reference. Original photo [link] by :iconmywonderlandasylum:

My first thought when I saw the photo was that I thought it would look nice if you painted the flowers in color and painted the rest black and white. So before I had time to come up with some other crazy idea that I got stuck to I started to draw it.
It was my first try in using this grid thing, and I kinda like it. It was a lot easier to get the right proportions and I'm sure I'm gonna use it again.

And well what looks like orange here is kinda yellow in reality, and the stuff that looks red is in real orange. My scanner is a bit weird.

The piece is 19x19 cm and done with mechanical pencil 0,5 (HB), pencils 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, erasers, cotton pad for some blending and some of these cheep color pencils.

Thank you for looking! :heart::tighthug:
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preciousbluerose43 Oct 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow nice drawing I like it
MLiMLiMLi Oct 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :la: I'm glad you do :squee:
Naxirb Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good!
MLiMLiMLi Oct 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug::squee:
RebeccaPorter Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been meaning to try the grid method for a while... but it looks so much harder than just drawing from a photo. Did you find it better to use the grid? If so, how?
P.S. Love the drawing!!
MLiMLiMLi Oct 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It is A LOT easier to use the grid methode than to just draw of a photo, the porportions is much easier to get right. It takes some time to draw the grid, but if you want to get the proportions right is it worth it. :D With the grid is everything devided into smaller parts so you just have you get the right porortions within that smaller part, not see where everything has to be with your eyes. At least that is how I think of it and it's a very usefull methode :D

And thank you!:hug::squee:
PointedEarsGirl Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really cool!
MLiMLiMLi Mar 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
jinx1764 Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very well done details! I've always had a thing for soft pencil work. Pencils are my preferred medium and this is quite lovely.
MLiMLiMLi Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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