Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Opening Soon (12 x 12, watercolour pencil over gesso)

This is my interpretaion of the Virtual Sketch Date inspiration photo for April 2009, a rhodoendron bud.

I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I like the intense colours of the pencils once they are wetted and how the gesso base gives it a sort of chalky feeling when it dries. I completely chickened out on the background though. Or maybe I just reigned myself in a bit... I originally intended to do a wild geometric background and then decided that it would probably distract alot from the drawing I had already done. So I just kept it simple with a light wash.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh Wow! This is just gorgeous! I've never tried the watercolor pencils -- but you have used them well!

bluelilac said...

What a lovely rendering of the image. Isn't this a great way to share what we love to do?

Sherry said...

I adore the smooth and waxy leaves you created here.

BMoon said...

Adventurous - wc pencils on gesso. And it came out beautifully, very realistic.

Debbie said...

Your leaves are so realistic and beautiful.

Paulette said...

Very nice, great colour on the leaves.

ego2005 said...

Great management of the watercolor pencil technique! A good first plane and a completely realistic style!

Congratulations!

bluelilac said...

Hi again. You came to my blog post and asked a question.
Yes the trees are in blossom, the daffodils and tulips are standing tall and happy in the sunlight. Vancouver is into spring at long last. A little cool though.
Cheers!
Mary Jane

shicat said...

Nice color and crop. I am going to have to try gesso.

Leigh said...

Very beautiful. I love your animal drawings below..One of my goals is to draw animals better than I am right now. Lovely, lovely work.

Jennifer Rose said...

very nice touch of blues and dark purples on the lighter buds :) a light wash works well here :)

Sydney Harper said...

This is just beautiful! I love the way the leaves and stem turned out.

deepazartz said...

Gorgeous painting, Lori...Very nice colors.

Cheers!

 

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