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Iris Flower - Pencil (Photo) by TaleOfACat Iris Flower - Pencil (Photo) by TaleOfACat
Lots of those "Iris" flowers are currently blooming in my mother's garden. I love their look. This was a present I drew for Mother's Day in 2014.

It's been quite some time since I tried a realistic style with colored pencils. I used simple (80 g) copy paper and "Staedtler Karat Aquarell" colored pencils (water soluble).
I worked in layers, but had a rather hard time to mix the colors with this technique, while still having detailed parts. Depending on how much pressure was used, I could layer 3-5 layers of color. This is the photo of the picture, the pencils used can be seen as well. A scan (less accurate colors) can be found here: Link

For reference I used this picture: Photo by J.Lange. I drew everything freehand though, and directly on my sketch.

I'm not sure if I'll paint anything similiar soon, but if you have hints or constructive critique on this work feel free to post it or write a message.
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:iconmelodyglow:
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sooo beautiful!
I find it hard to believe you are not an art student!
^-^
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:icontaleofacat:
TaleOfACat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would find it hard to believe if I was an art student. :P I draw way to slow to make a living of this. : / But it's fine, I like my current job, too.
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:iconmelodyglow:
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yes!
art is a hobby for me too and thats perfectly fine!
your job already sounds really intresting!
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:iconrustamova:
Rustamova Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful flower! Well done! Meow :3 
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:icontaleofacat:
TaleOfACat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. An expert's word means much to me. :)
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:iconrustamova:
Rustamova Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, wow! :blush:  Please, don't make me blush! Smile 
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