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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Floral
Material Other
Style Realist
Shanna Swisher on craftsy.com

What was your source for this piece? Other
Tell us a little more about your inspiration. It was a book on colored pencils and how to blend and shade.

Shanna Swisher on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I bought a scooby-doo black drawing pad with bright neon colors, and I thought that the white flowers would really stand out against the black. This is the first time I have worked with black paper.

Shanna Swisher on craftsy.com

Is the piece for sale? No

Shanna Swisher on craftsy.com

Very nice! Is it coloured pencil? Pastel would also lend itself to this .....

01/31/2014 Flag

Yes, it is coloured pencil. I was working in layers. Usually I work in mixed media, combining colored pencil, with pastel and ink. Thank you for commenting.

02/17/2014 Flag

Thats a neat idea! White is hard to do, I never what color to make all those shadows, great job!

01/31/2014 Flag

Thank you for commenting. It was fun to do.

02/17/2014 Flag

Using the black paper in this way was very clever and effective. It really makes the white flowers pop. I also like the subtle use of purple (my favourite colour), to give the sense of depth. It is a lovely drawing. I am in Australia and have never heard of "scooby-doo" paper. Would you mind replying to this with some details about the paper?

02/01/2014 Flag

It is not special paper. I was in the kids aisle for coloring books and such, and I found a black pad of paper with Scooby-Doo and the gang on it. It is just plain black paper, and neon crayons came with it.

02/17/2014 Flag

Neat idea, i'd like to try that, working on black or colored paper that is. I like this piece, reminds me of sitting in the garden in the moonlight

05/16/2014 Flag