This week's Summer of Color theme is Wild 'N Reckless Sherbet, a vibrant party of green apple, blue raspberry, and fruit punch flavors. Two weeks ago Kimberly of Night Lily Design requested I draw a clematis. I happily gave in to her delicate demand when I saw this cool color scheme.
I used a photograph of The President Clematis species as a reference. Its combination of deep blues and purples are so pretty - if I had a green thumb, I'd certainly try growing the vine in my back yard. For now, I'll just have to settle having one in my art card garden.
Clematis flower art is drawn entirely with Prismacolor pencils. I used Bronze, Sand, Greyed Lavender, and Dahlia Purple pencils to color the stamen, and Cloud Blue, Parma Violet and Imperial Violet pencils to color the petals. The background swirls are colored with Deco Aqua, True Green, Periwinkle and Electric Blue pencils. A White pencil was used to blend together many of the colors. Drawing is on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper, hand cut to approximately 3.5" by 2.5", ACEO size.
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