Thursday, November 5, 2009

Zippity-Do-Da

More Apples
colored pencil on Rising Museum Board
5.5 x 7.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Remember the work in progress I showed here a while back? Well, I finally had some time to finish it. I was pleased with how this worked out, despite the fact that it sat for such a long time while I was doing other things. That kind of interruption can disturb the flow, but thankfully
I was able to get right back into this drawing without skipping a beat.

While I was finishing this up today I was thinking about Captain Wendy. Captain Wendy was a character on the Uncle Al show, a tv show that I watched when I was a little kid growing up in Cincinnati. I really didn't care for Uncle Al much. He played the accordion and sang "Zippity-Do-Da" while the children that were guests on his show danced around him in a circle. But Captain Wendy was amazing. She would "fly" in, wearing her super hero costume complete with a cape and she would give a drawing lesson on a magic drawing board. I'll never forget, that whatever she was drawing, she would always end the lesson with, "don't forget the shadow!"

26 comments:

Shirley said...

Your ability to color apple skin leaves me breathless. FABULOUS!!!

Rosesea said...

You never cease to amaze. This makes my mouth water looking at it. Beautiful work Ann.

Rose Welty said...

Really like this composition Ann. Your CP work is always stunning, but this composition really stands out, nicely done!

Christie said...

Wow! Now THAT'S the way to work colored pencil!

Alex said...

The level of realism in this picture just went off the chart ^^
This is easily the most beautiful drawing of apple I've ever seen in colored pencils. Awesome one Ann

Phyllis said...

All you have to do is mention "apple" and I can not click onto your site fast enough. another triumph. wow.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful apples - whe I saw the image on FB, I thought it was a photo. Lovely art work
ronelle

Aarti Harish said...

This work is absolutely wonderful...GR8 work...!!!

sgfrancis said...

Superb!

Deborah said...

WOW!!! Fantastic drawing! I love the composition.

MILLY said...

Really gorgeous composition, lovely realism and detail, on such a small piece of paper. Beautiful Ann.

Ellen said...

I thought they were beautiful before and I think they're beautiful now! Just perfect!

marancat said...

Your apples are really wonderful - you must be so pleased with them.

Jennifer Rose said...

more great apples :D really smooth texture to the apple skins

Ramona Davidson said...

I agree with all the above. Lovely picture. You definitely have the touch.

Diahn said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ann. Your composition is perfect - the colors are delicious...

Teresa Mallen said...

Beautiful piece Ann! I really like your colour gradations and smooth transitions!!

Krista Meister said...

Love your perspective! I feel like I'm a bird hovering over the apples.

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful. I want to reach out and grab one and start muching!

Tammy at Witt's End

Carolina said...

Hi Ann!
These apples are wonderful (they actually were already great the last time I saw them)! They're alive...

I haven't been so active on the blogospher lately, life became a little busier than normal... hope to be able to catch up soon...

Best regards,

Carolina

raena said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love the composition and your use of cp!

Ann said...

Thank you all so much for visiting and leaving such kind comments!

Sherry said...

Oh wow wow wow - your apples are luminous and dimensional.

Painting Intimate Moments of Motherhood said...

wow! those are amazing drawings!

MrCachet said...

Found you via Diahn Ott's interview. Wonderful art with the colored pencil! I'm now going to look at some of your other colored pencil work, as I use it exclusively. Do you mind telling me what brand you use? Prismacolor?

visioneerwindows said...

As the others have said, these are terrific apples - couldn't do better myself... [two thumbs up]

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