Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Roses Still Alive - Barely

I have never had roses that lasted beyond a few days.  The roses Stephen gifted me with were given to me Saturday before Christmas.  Here it is Tuesday, January 2nd and they are only now starting to wither.  No petals have dropped yet but the leaves are definitely starting to dry up.  The veins in the leaves are yellow brown now really standing out.

This was done as a recording of this fact using the Cuttlelola electric stippling pen and my Lamy Safari with Lexington Gray ink.  Worked in a small Beta journal.

I used the electric stippling pen for the majority of the sketch but then decided to use my fountain pen for tighter areas and final detailing with better control.  The electric pen is great for quickly filling in areas that would take much longer manually and also for outlining the contours quickly.


Ginny Stiles said...

I looked up your stippling pen and it is a $50+ item. BUT hey...some of my fountains pens are $30.
I just got sucked into buying another one. Pens are addictive!

I love the rose. It would be lovely with a touch of color too, wouldn't it?
Hope to make the Venetian Garden event on the 13th. Hopefully back up in the mid to high 70s by then!!!

Today was AMAZINGLY awful. MY gosh.
At least sun eventually arrived. That helps.

Susan Bronsak said...

Yes pens can be addictive.......lol. I won't say what my most expensive pen cost me :-O

Thank you on the rose. I've contemplated adding color...I still might.

And yes today was awful. There was no way I was going to go out even if people decided to sketch indoors somewhere. I just wanted to stay safe at home...........and WARM.

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