Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ink Drawing - Tiger Orchids

Tiger Orchid
Ink Drawing on Watercolor paper
Chris Breier © 2014
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Make sure you watch the time lapse video of me working on this drawing! (Click on Read More below)

The paper measures 5.5" x 8.5" so there's a small white border around the image.

I found these Tiger Orchids at the Erie County Botanical Gardens. They call them Tiger Orchids because, from certain angles, the center of the flowers look like a tigers head (and they're orange like a tiger).

A few weeks ago I cleaned out my studio and found some ink and a watercolor pad. Cleaning is sometimes like going shopping because I find supplies that I forgot that I had. So I've been making ink drawings on the watercolor paper for the fun of it. I like how the ink looks on this paper, it dries to a matte finish and the black areas a nice and dark, and the paper has a nice texture.

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