Saturday, August 30, 2008

Virutal Sketch Date: August Submission

Ornamental Cabbage 5 in x 7 in, graphite on Stonehenge paper

Here is my entry for the August sketch date.

It's been a busy week, so I didn't have much time for this, but I did enjoy the couple of hours I had for it.

Thanks to Sherrie for the reference! And thanks to everyone for participating, I just love these!

16 comments:

Leslie said...

Hi Rose,
First, thanks for being admin for this Virtual Sketch Date!

There is an angular approach to this that speaks specifically to your style. I would recognize it as yours in a minute!
I haven't used 'just graphite' in a long time, and your drawing makes me want to give it a go again.
Thanks again, Rose.

Stacy said...

Rose, you did a great job pushing the values in this drawing. And I agree with Leslie that I'd recognize it as yours from the style of your marks. One small thing, I find myself looking for a suggestion of a leaf in the bottom right. I don't know if that's because it is needed or because I am familiar with the reference, but thought I'd mention it so you could decide for yourself. :)

Rose Welty said...

Thank you Leslie and Stacy! You have made my day, I have been working on style lately - and yes Stacy, you are right, I left off a leaf because I just ran out of time, but I totally agree with you!

kay susan said...

Rose, I picked up on your 'style' too. I like the way you took the reference image and made it yours, while still staying close to the original.

"JeanneG" said...

Very good. I thought about graphite too but just couldn't stop trying those luscious colors.

Barbara Weeks said...

What a wonderful range of values you achieve. Very nice.

susan said...

Rose, this is beautiful...your use of graphite is wonderful and the use of the values is terrific!

Vivienne said...

I love your pencil drawing. Cabbage becomes quite monumental in this medium.

Cathy Gatland said...

A cabbage with personality! Beautifully drawn even with limited time.

Gail said...

Rose, Thank you very much for your work on organizing the virtual sketch date. I can't say enough good things about this experience, so often we isolate ourselves as artists, its great to come together and share our efforts.
That said, I love your graphite drawing. To me your angular shapes and the softness in the leaf detail are a great contrast.
Thanks again.
gail

Rose Welty said...

Cheers Everyone! I love seeing all the different styles.

Kari Gibson said...

Brilliant range of tones and a clever composition - I am so enjoying seeing everyone's work on this!

shicat said...

Thanks Rose great cabbage. This is so fun.

laine lea said...

Very delicate handling for this image...it looks great! What fun this has been to see all the varying products!

Andy said...

Hi Rose, you've achieved such a lot of depth and contrast in your drawing, the dark areas are so deep - something I'm aiming for but not reached yet. Great style.

Quilt Knit said...

Hi! Rose: I guess you feel like I ran off. Not so, I have been trying to get a gift up for all of you.
Your Graphite is wonderful, and so very You! That is so very important in drawing. I love graphite drawings, I have been fortunate enough to be to collect many ACEOs of one artist on ebay. Please do not give up your Graphite drawing.

Please check your email.
(((Circle of VSD - Hugs and for all Your hard work on VSD)))
Sherrie Roberts