Saturday, September 27, 2008

Virtual Sketch for September

I found an interesting site through someone's blog, Virtual Sketch Date . Every month there is a reference photo posted a week before the dealine. You then sign up on comments and post your sketch on your blog on Sat. and Sunday all the entries are posted at Virtual Sketch Date. I started with contour drawings of the petals, continued from there and added watercolor.

This is the reference photo for Sept. I don't usually sketch from photos so this was a little different for me. It is great fun to see how everyone's sketches are the same but different. Wonder what next month will bring.

Robert Bateman 5" x 7" Sketchbook
Pen and Watercolor

20 comments:

Stacy said...

This is a very nice sketch. I like the soft colors with the inked contour lines. My intention for the month was to create a sketch, but I ended up in some middle ground between a sketch and a finished piece. Seeing your entry makes me wish I had stuck to my first intention.

Margaret Ann said...

I have presented you with an award on my blog...Pop in and pick it up at you leisure! :) Spread the JOY!

Kari Gibson said...

I love it! It has a joyful feel to it and I can tell you enjoyed doing it. Great soft colours too!

Jennifer Rose said...

I like that this was done as a contour drawing and is well done :)

Ann said...

I really like what you did with this. It has such a fresh feel to it, and so expressive!

Rose Welty said...

You've created such a light cheery mood with this...well done.

Kathleen said...

Hi Deborah great sketch. Very soft and the contour lines add so much.

It was my first virtual sketch date also lots of fun to see how differently the references are handled

leslie said...

I like your solution to the dark background! Make it light!
Very nice result!

Teri C said...

So pretty! I need to check into this. Love a challenge.

BMoon said...

Fresh and refreshing! Love the simple beauty here of ink and wash....Beautiful.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

I love your pen and watercolor! It is very light and fresh and brings forth the mood of this photo very well!

Sharon said...

Very nice job on the background, too!

Gail said...

great drawing, like your background interpretation, you kept your composition neat and I really like your color choices.

Jo Castillo said...

I really like to see watercolor and pen. This is just great.

Paulette said...

Love the pen and watercolour!
Nice work!

africantapestry said...

Lovely peony Deborah. And I love the colour you've chosen for the background!
Ronell

trailbee said...

So wonderful-for the heart.

caseytoussaint said...

You've done a really nice job with this, Deborah. Virtual sketch date sound like a lot of fun - maybe I'll join you (once I clear up the backlog of work I've just gotten back to!)
It's fun to see different people's styles with the same reference photo.

artista said...

Deborah...

I like the stream lining and simplification of the drawing...
it has a very fresh and modern look to it.
love Luni

Quilt Knit said...

I love this nice delicate sketch. Beautiful lines.

Sherrie Roberts