Iced Tea with Lemon

This is a combination of watercolor pencils and Prismacolor Premier pencils on Strathmore Artagain coal black paper. This paper works well with this medium. Took quite a while to find the photo reference that I wanted to do this. It’s at the point of “Should I stop? or Should I keep going?” There are about 14 different colors used for this. I still didn’t get the lemon as bright of yellow that I wanted, but using white and then neon yellow one over the other seemed to keep brightening it. Your suggestions are more than welcome. Thank you.
Jack

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Jack - this is really great work and I think the colors of both lemons are very realistic. Personally, I would stop. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

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That is pretty neat! I like it…cheery, warm, yet cool and refreshing? hmmm…like the contrast and the whate highlights…

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Isabel,
Thank you for your feedback on this piece. I’m glad you were “refreshed” by it. That was the idea I had in mind. Have a great day!
Jack

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Yvonne, Thank you for your input. I’m working on several other types of glass beverages and this helps. Have a wonderful day!
Jack

very well done mate
cheers

Thank you so much. I appreciate it.

Thank you. I decided to keep this one and hang it in our kitchen.

Beautiful glasswork. I love the lemon on the edge. I don’t blame you, I’d keep it, too! :heart_eyes:

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Thank you. As it’s been sometime since I did this, it begins to look a bit cartoonie to me. But, I still like it. Thank you for your input!
Jack

I like your ice Tea with lemon. You did a nice job drawing and rendering the cubes, glass and lemons. I know its a reflection on the bottom but i think its to bright and competes with the main glass of ice tea. maybe strokes in the reflection should go vertical and lighter. Experiment. Over all good job. Betty

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