New Bit of Colored Pencil Art: Gazing Ball

Yay! I’ve added another piece of art to the candidates for inclusion in my upcoming art show. The dateĀ for when I have to have everything ready is drawing (haha) close, but it looks like I may squeak everything in by the deadline. But enough introduction. Let’s get to this new bit of colored pencil art.

Gazing Ball Reference photo

Last September, as my loyal readers may know, I went to Seattle with my mom and one of our stops on our whirlwind trip to the Emerald City was the Volunteer Park Conservatory. During my photo snapping, I not only got the picture for my Anthurium piece, but also caught this cool image of a gazing ball surrounded by ferns and coleus.

seattle, volunteer park conservatory, coleus, tropical plants

I loved the arrangement of the fern swooping across the front and the colors of the coleus and knew this had to be drawn. It presented a great challenge and forced me to work in a way I hadn’t tried before. Continue reading