Saturday, January 17, 2015

Day 17 Glass Powder Sgraffito Challenge

The challenge for this weekend is to create 3 glass powder sketches of something white.  I chose African irises or Dietes Iridiodes.  I tried to pull the irises out of the negative space while still trying to shade the petals with some veining.  Pushing powder out of the way created a thick petal edge and made them feel heavier than they actually are.

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Glass Powder Painting Sketches of White Irises 

I sketched a few white irises that grow near my house.  These flowers seem to bloom randomly and at all times of the year.  They grow like weeds around all the retention ponds in the housing developments.

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Sketches of White Irises
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White Iris Grass Clumps