Dragon Dancers & an Arrowhead Philodendron

Philodendrons remind me of snakes, the sinuous way they slither through the jungle winding their way up trees.

And, at this year’s Chinese New Year Parade, I discovered that they also remind me of dragons. I rushed home and did some sketches of my Arrowhead Philodendron. Now Ive finally got around to combining these watercolour sketches with the Dragon Dancers using Photoshop’s ‘Blend’ modes.
A watercolour sketch of an Arrowhead PhilodendronThis particular sketch seemed to only capture either the philodendron…Chinese New Year Dragon Dancers layered with a watercolour sketch of a Philodendron, hard mix appliedOr the Dragon Dancers, but not both, and the only ‘blend’ mode that produced anything was ‘Hard Mix’.Chinese New Year Dragon Dancers layered with a watercolour sketch of a Philodendron, hard mix appliedThis sketch worked out better in various ‘Blend’ modes…A watercolour sketch of an Arrowhead PhilodendronBasically all ‘Blend’ modes except ‘Hard Mix’.Chinese New Year Dragon Dancers layered with a watercolour sketch of a PhilodendronChinese New Year Dragon Dancers layered with a watercolour sketch of a Philodendron, invert appliedMy favourite: ‘Hue’. Lots of electricity and the dragon’s head is quite visible. Less visible, but important, is the sketchy yellow dragon body that echoes the lines of the vine above.Chinese New Year Dragon Dancers layered with a watercolour sketch of a Philodendron, hue appliedMy Split-leaf Philodendron and a snake sketches and paintings.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.