Saturday, September 27, 2008

Virtual Sketch Date

Before I write anything else I want to thank everyone who commented on my last post. All of your kind and encouraging comments are greatly appreciated!

Now here is my entry for this month's Virtual Sketch Date. And my first time participating in this project. So I gave it a few tries. Then not sure which of my attempts to post I decided what the heck, I'll just post them all here.

First I sketched a cropped version of the image, a Tree Peony provided by Sharon. I did this one with colored pencils in my Moleskine journal.







Then I did an ink sketch in my watercolor Moleskine and splashed about with watercolors. Not being particularly thrilled with that I tried just watercolor, no preliminary drawing.
This one loses some accuracy in form but oh well. It was fun to play with this image.

30 comments:

Kari Gibson said...

Oh my! Not one, not two, but three sketches! It took me all week to do one. I cannot decide which one I like best. I love the softness of the first one, the line-work in the second and the third one is so free. Heck, they are all fabulous!

Rose Welty said...

Ann,

I love the crop of that first one, nicely done! So glad to have you a part this time.

Melissa Muirhead said...

What different and stunning interpretations. I love the crop of the first one as well, just stunning.

kay susan said...

I like the composition of the coloured pencil version - I'm slowly learning how to crop! And I really like the ink and watercolour version, lovely wash of colours.

Jennifer Rose said...

all really nice :D The cropped version looks so soft and the background has lots of colour.

Stacy said...

Okay, I think you deserve the award for most industrious - well...if there was such an award. :D All three versions are interesting in their own right. But I must say the cropped version is my favorite.

Andy said...

I like the coloured pencil version, it works well. It looks like this ref got you inspired :o)

shicat said...

Three different versions. I love the cropped version.

freebird said...

Looks like you had fun exploring. I love the detail in the colored pencil version.

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Love your coloured pencil peony!! so cool!!... the background is really cool too

Caroilyn said...

My favorite is the cropped colored pencil one. I love how the edges just sort of end. I can also tell that you layered a lot of different colors which adds to the soft look.

Kathleen said...

Well the colored pencil is beautiful and a nicely developed piece. But I do love the spontaneity of the smaller sketches they are fresh and lively.

Deborah said...

I like the three different approaches but I think I like the cropped one the best but I do really like the simple ink drawing with splashes of color.

top5cats said...

I like all of your versions they are beautiful, but I really like the simplicity of the second one. Great job.

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Terri

leslie said...

Hi Ann,
Each of your pieces are so good!

What I am learning from looking at all the artists renditions is that making the background something other than black was the way to go.

kazumiwannabe said...

All three are great, even the little sketch, it has great energy and a good composition. I hadn't seen your drawing "november", it's awesome. Beautiful and realistic, and the details (the trees on the left!) are stunning!
And in passing... I wanted to say I've sent you an award, it's on my blog if you want to pick it up!

BMoon said...

How fun that you posted three renderings.....beautifully done colored pencil piece, but I gotta say, that little ink and wash is precious!

Regina Calton Burchett said...

I like all of these, but especially love the pencil drawing. You did a wonderful job on the petals and leaves - very detailed and realistic! And good composition, too.

Sharon said...

The colored pencil version is lovely, but I also love the energy of the ink/wash. It's so much fun looking at all the different interpretations.

Barbara Weeks said...

I struggled to get one value study done and you have done three excellent presentations! i think I like the second one best but all three have something very distinct to say.

Gail said...

interesting how all three evoke a very different mood, the first is so soft and ethreal, the second is very energetic to me and the third has that afternoon light effect, where everything is so much richer and saturated. The first is my fav as I really liked your crop.

Dianne Mize said...

I like them all, but am especially fond of the cropped one.

Jo Castillo said...

The crop is great and three for the price of one. Thank you.

Paulette said...

I love seeing the thought processes that go into a piece of work.
They're all lovely!

Teresa said...

The CP is my fav... it's flat out gorgeous!

Teresa Mallen said...

My favourite is the coloured pencil piece but as a c.p. artist, I am just a wee bit biased. :-) I love your use of colour and your stroke technique. Lovely.

Vivienne said...

Your 3 interpretations are like thinking aloud. Great to join in with the process!The work on the pencil drawing made for a beautifully resolved piece,but I kinda like the others too!

The Tile Lady said...

So lovely to find you, and so many of the other artists participating in the Virtual Sketch project. What fun! I will have to join in, but don't expect my work to come up to any of yours! I really love your first rendering of the subject! Truly beautiful!

Quilt Knit said...

I love your lovely approaches. Your finally piece shows your thought and care.

Sherrie Roberts

Art is for the Making said...

I absolutely love your colored pencil drawings. I'm in awe.

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