Meme Thingy

Stolen from conjure_lass and stark_black:

Well, not that I talk about politics much on this thing... *laughs*

1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

Well, this seems to be the same size as the other "reasonably sized pics", and is the best of a session of painting again.

Single Iris and bud

First the throw-aways... as I now have plenty of the to practice on for mounting, now...
Slush Pile!

Then black and white orchids:
Single Orchid
Spray of Orchids

and the first try at an Iris:
Two Irises
  • Current Mood: amused amused
*laughs* I could mail them all to you in a lump... *laughs* I was going to recycle them... as I lost control of the water on 'em when I did 'em... some are just running together or blurry or... stuff...

Eh. I could do better then those for you if you wanted a painting...
*laughs and laughs*

No no.. there's BLOBs... and they ran together and...


The last time I made a recycle pile, Jet's friends came rampaging through the house, and pulled all of them out of the trash and took them home as art. *headdesks*

Really... I messed up... *laughs*
Minor Imperfections Are Part of the Natural Beauty of the Finished Piece. If it works for leather pants, it's gotta work for painted bamboo, right?

Besides, I don't see any blobs on those pictures. *squints*
Stunning. I gasped when I saw it. Such a nice thing to see!
*beams* Thank you! I'm glad you liked it, as a break from all the other stuff... the meme has been going around the fanfic circles and I thought I'd use it for another painting post...
*_* you just keep getting better and better! How fast do you have to work?
To keep the wet on wet working, I pretty much do one of these in less than half an hour. The orchids are like five or ten minutes once I get my courage up and just do them. There's really no fiddling possible. *laughs* I fiddled the top right petal on the iris and it shows... badly. Ah well.

I can spend hours and hours on a pencil sketch trying to get it Just Right, but these I just have to sit down and do...

Each of the petals on the irises are two strokes. The leaves are each one stroke for each shade. I can then go over things with the dots and lines for detailing, but that's about it.

They're all beautiful, but something about the second black and white orchid speaks to me. I think I like the spray of leaves and blossom.
Mmmmhmm... I really enjoy that one for those reasons. Thank you!

I want to learn how to do the whole sprays of flowers consistently. I did a whole page of blossoms in the throw-aways so I could do these. It's hard getting the shading from dark to light on the petals... as it requires a really fast, accurate stroke as the gray is actually watered-down ink. And the extra water makes it nigh on impossible to control.

So.. yeah, a whole, recognizable spray is a minor miracle at my particular level of skill at the moment. *laughs*
Oh these are so much more than just 'pleasant'. They're so lovely and serene! And the iris blooms are gorgeous.
Beautiful! All of them! (Okay, the bamboo and the color ones are my faves. *blush*)
*giggles* That's good. *dances about*

Thank you!! I guess I need to do more bamboo and Not Mess Up! *laughs*