Thursday, September 19, 2013

Watercolored Poppy

This page is a hybrid - a combination of art that has been created by hand and then scanned into the computer and manipulated to change its appearance.
The scan seems to have darkened the poppy - it is more vibrant in real life.  
Sketched with pencil and then ink (wait until your pen is completely dry before erasing your preliminary pencil lines!!! - I learned that the hard way!).  Various watercolors of red were added.  Some splashes of India ink and a few white highlights finish up this flower. 
After scanning into the computer I added the black outline and the great quote from Eleanor Roosevelt.  
Linking to Paint Party Friday,

14 comments:

Tammy N said...

Beautiful poppy. Very striking black, red, white combination.Love the splatters on the background.

alarmcat said...

very nice....love that quote, too.

Netty said...

smashing results,Happy PPF, Annette G

Kim said...

Beautiful poppy, the color is gorgeous!

Faye said...

Your poppy is so bright and cheerful. I love the Eleanor R quote.

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

wonderful work, thanks for sharing:)

Kate Robertson said...

Lovely poppy. That is a great quote.

Giggles said...

Great quote and I LOVE this poppy!! Especially with the black outline...I love black outline on anything and everything...

Hugs Giggles

Marika Lemay démonstratrice Stampin'Up! said...

Simple but sooo beautiful!

veronica said...

love the intensity of the red. great watercoloring! LOVE this!!

SAMARA said...

I just LOVE this!!!! HPPF!!! It is wonderfully intense!

Manon Visser said...

Wow lovely colour! Happy paper Saturdays. ManonX

pauline said...

Michelle, i had so much catching up to do here... i love your artwork more & more because of how unexpected it is. You keep pushing yourself & your compositions just a little more all the time. i love that. (ie: hidden showgirl and the fabulous way you decided to treat the background with leaves & lines and text around the frame...) love love xox

Kirstin McCulloch said...

This is stunning + paired with the quote you chose - it is gorgeous! I know what you mean abut erasing befo your ink dries - I am guilty of this more times than I can count!!