In 2005, for the first time, I chose to do a series of smaller drawings of flowers. I wanted to see if I could complete a drawing without having to put it away for long periods of time (I work full-time, this has been a hobby to date).
This drawing is done on 11" x 14" hot press board and the inner drawing itself measures 7" x 10". I wasn't successful in completing this without putting it away - too many dots when there is that much black in a picture. I do love the effect though
While this close up of the orchid shows the density of the dots in the drawing it doesn't really illustrate the areas of black very well. In these drawings, black is not a solid colour, it's just a higher number of dots in a particular area. I could just paint in the areas of black but it would change both the nature and the feel of the drawing.