Saturday, July 26, 2008

July 2008 Virtual Sketch Date

This post includes my entry for the virtual sketch date this month.

First, thanks to Jeanette for administering it this time and Leslie for providing the reference.

I had planned to just do my usual graphite drawing for this, but I struggled with several different value studies and couldn't really get one I loved. So, I decided that this was a sketch and just went unplanned into colored pencils. I had good fun with this. I loved using purple and orange on the fruit and green and blue on the leaves - my favorite combinations.

It was fun to do a "sketchy" CP piece that wasn't aiming for a polished look.

20 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Nice job on this, Rose. I like it when an unplanned event comes together! Ha. Beautiful colors.

"JeanneG" said...

Nice job Rose. I wish I were more adventurous with colors.

Jeanette said...

Experimenting with colour is always good and using some that you think may not work, usually works.

Good drawing Rose!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

I really like it Rose. The colors "pop" together. :)

Ann said...

Very nice Rose! I like your value studies done below too. I actually tried this image thinking I'd do the virtual sketch this time but them chickened out :) Maybe next time.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Leslie said...

This is fabulous!
I really like the way you deal with outlines. The sketch of the apple on a previous post really shows it off. It's like you think in paint strokes while using other mediums. Very cool.

kay susan said...

The only thing I can say about this is VIBRANT! Nice job.

Paulette said...

Hi Rose,
Great sketch, nice bright colours!

Sharon said...

You can't beat that purple/orange combo. Your fruit has a lovely glow!

MaryAnn Cleary said...

Great job and I love your use of color.

Kylie said...

I love what you did with it. I love the sketchy, impressionistic look of this, which is something that I have a really hard time doing myself.

Stacy said...

Nicely done Rose! I like the "sketchy" feel of this. Did you use your broadstroke technique? I also like the color choices you made.

Sydney Harper said...

I like this! I love the color and the illustrative quality. This month's photo just seems to ask for color. I'm enjoying seeing the different approaches everyone took.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

I love the blocky edges, Rose!

Rose Welty said...

Thanks everybody for your encouragement! I love these VSDs, it is really fun to see what different people come up with...I do think that they are helping me to see my strengths and weaknesses, which was one my goals initially.

Stacy, no I didn't use broadstroke with this. I tried broadstroke on claybord with CPs and it didn't really work. More trials ahead...

shicat said...

This is lovely, I loved the colors as well.

Jeanette said...

Rose

I am awarding you the Brilliant Weblog Award. If you would like to accept it just pop over to my blog.

Michael said...

I like this a lot. It puts me in mind of the masters of cubism, like Picaso. This was extremely well done.

Quilt Knit said...

This makes me want to have some of this fruit. Your colors are mouth watering. A great drawing.
Sherrie Roberts

laura said...

Great composition and color, and I love the stylized quality of the fruit and leaves!