“I’m ready for my closeup.” When I look at this rose, I think about this line from an old movie called Sunset Boulevard.
This was my second time using Faber-Castell’s Graphite Aquarelle pencils. I applied the water using Derwent waterbrushes. They make a great team. What I’ve been doing recently is buying roses (and other flowers), periodically, from a flower shop, taking pictures of them from every angle, and in this case, zooming in to fill or almost fill the entire photo. Before I drew this rose, I had never drawn a closeup of a rose or anything else, for that matter. It was a great learning experience because I became aware of minute details that I would have otherwise overlooked. Then again, drawing is always a learning experience for me:-)