The flowers in the bouquet were originally planted from seed. Once reaching their full season the flowers were picked and dried for several months and then arranged as a composition. The child was my daughter who posed for me. There was tremendous satisfaction derived from the start to finished project. The pencils were finally layered up to seven times and the work took approximately 40 hours to complete. There is No. 2 in a series of 5 pictures done in this style. The pencils were Faber Castel and the paper was Bainbridge 2000 Illustration Board.
The following description of this board can be found at :
“This is a premium hot press illustration board. This is an ultra-smooth plate finish that is perfect for crisp, quality line work and mechanicals. It accepts all types of of adhesive for mounting and presentation.Bright white, acid-free surface; ultra-smooth plate finish. Acid Free.”