Rose – graphite

I’m working on a sketch of a rose – once again from a photo. Best to work from life, I realize, but in terms of practicing shading/colored pencil work the photos are useful tools for me (especially with toddler interruptions!)

The graphite rendering below is rough, but I want to use it as a starting point to refine the shading and eventually render in possibly pen/ink and colored pencil. The color of the rose is a beautiful, bright pink, with darker red buds, so I am testing out my pencils on the side to see what will work.

2 thoughts on “Rose – graphite

  1. This is a beautiful drawing. Well done. I hope you enjoy doing the drawing with Coloured Pencils….they are such a lovely medium to work with. You can get such subtle tones by layering different colours. I love them!MD

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