For awhile I wasn’t sure I liked the way the terra cotta color was taking over… (Seeing as how colors from that particular area of the color wheel just aren’t my favorites, maybe I was imagining things.) But I guess it works OK: (I apologize for the wonky photo; my camera seems to have a bit of a fish-eye problem going on.)
Anyway, since I’m not on a deadline with this design, I can now put it aside for a bit and then look at it with fresh eyes later to *really* be certain of the color balance.
From an artwork standpoint, I will be adding some cast shadows to give the drawing a bit more dimensionality, and it *may* be necessary to add a bit more inkwork to the flowers and leaves to balance what has become a very strong border (almost overpowering) in spite of keeping the colors more subdued… but that fine tuning will happen on my art blog rather than here.
What I really wanted to accomplish with this drawing as it applies to the (eventually) stitched design was to do a detailed color study. And I believe I will indeed stick with the wool colors I’ve chosen.