Poinsettia in Graphite

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Poinsettia Graphite Study

I’m always fascinated by the poinsettia plant. They always appear around Christmas time in the US. With their bright red and dark green leaves they are the perfect decoration.

In preparation for a watercolor of these gorgeous plants, I chose this group to render in graphite. It is a fun challenge to make all the curves and crevices and values show in shades of gray.

Do you feel like your life right now would be best described in shades of gray? In shades of gray the deep crevices and the highlights stand out in good contrast. The highlights shine even brighter because the veins are quite deep. Those veins feed all that shows in your life. Don’t despair, in light of eternity, the beauty of your life is shining in bright, glorious colors.

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