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In this drawing, I worked at leaving the highlighted facets of the stones lighter and showing the various directions that shadows and reflections were coming in, from all the light sources in the room. I also played with blending pencils, and I’m pleased with the colors of the orange stones.
If you could see the drawing in person, the blues are really more green. The scanner blued them a bit.
About this drawing, my brother Anthony wrote, “That is an impressive drawing.” He’s careful with his compliments, and I’m especially flattered by his response.