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« on: August 05, 2008 12:33:23 PM »

I was reading an illustrated version of Oscar Wilde's "The Hummingbird & the Rose" several weeks ago, when I came across a beautiful picture of a rose. I knew I wanted to use it for something, but the illustration was small and the colours a little off. So I drew it out, making the image bigger, and began making cards using watercolour. Here's how they've turned out.

This is my most recent one; a card for a couple who have long been family friends. I used brown to outline this one instead of the usual harsher black, and I love the autumnsy effect.


This is the original card, where I drew right on the paper. After this, I traced the rose onto tracing paper and have been stenciling the image instead, so it takes less time - the first one clocked in at two and a half hours, and now it takes less than an hour since I only need to colour.


The original alongside others where I've experimented with palettes. I also made a blue one which I gave away... but the red is still the best by far.


Thanks for reading! Have a lovely day.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008 12:37:01 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008 05:50:00 PM »

Those look wonderful!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008 11:02:15 AM »

Those are beautiful! Good job drawing those roses too-I find them hard to draw. =/
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008 09:51:49 PM »

These cards are more than beautiful.  I love where you chose to position the rose.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008 01:32:15 PM »

These are stunning.
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