Alizarin, Actually

The red roses are in! Pink bush started last week, red this week. I couldn’t resist cutting one and bringing it in. And documenting its gorgeousness with a quick sketch in my art journal!

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I was going to actually use Alizarin Crimson (watercolor) to paint it, but that idea got sidelined in favor of Inktense blocks.ย ย  The faster alternative.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thanks also to the Micron pen for providing some needed definition.ย ย ย  (What did artists do before Micron pens?!)

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Happy Anniversary, Hub!ย  26 years, and you’re still the one, my sweet!ย  ย  This bud’s for you!ย  โค

33 thoughts on “Alizarin, Actually

  1. Happy anniversary!! You’re still the one is hubs and my song. Lol! I love this buds for you too. Great job on the rose! Happy hump day you artistic sweet witty little thing !! ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. I rely on my Microns for definition in m8st of my work. I’ve decided it’s my style. I’ve just recently acquired some india ink and dip pens to try. I like how the inktense blocks worked for you. And Happy Anniversary, wishing you many more years of togetherness.

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  3. Awww, this is such a cute post!!! Happy belated anniversary to you both!!! ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒž And besides: Youยดre rose is gorgeous! Itยดs some kind of secret rule I guess that the quicker, the better… I think itยดs because people are not under pressure when theyยดre doing just a “small sketch”… I wish I could do an oil painting in that spirit… ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽจ

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