Saturday, June 21, 2008

Virtual Sketch Date - June

Lily
approx. 5" x 8"
2B graphite pencil in Canson Field sketchbook

Here is my entry for June's virtual sketch date. The reference this month was supplied by Jennifer of Fuzzy Dragons. Thanks Jennifer!

If you check out the reference you will see that I played with the arrangement a little. I liked the shadow and shape of the flower in the lower right better than the large flower in the center. I also loved the bud above it. In fact, if I had more time, I would have used my watercolors or colored pencils to do a color study of that bud. However, since my time this week was limited, I skipped the color study and kept the values in the flower fairly light.

Rose will be creating a post with links to all the sketch date participants once everyone has posted. Make sure you check it out. I think there will be even more entries than last month.

Once again, the commitment to this sketch date had me drawing during a week that I typically wouldn't have managed to squeeze any art time in. I really enjoyed the time I spent on this drawing. It was relaxing compared to the rush of the rest of the week. And now I get to enjoy the anticipation of waiting to see all the other drawings. Hooray!

13 comments:

Teresa said...

Hi Stacy!

Your sketch is so delicately beautiful! LOVE the way you rearranged the composition and emphasized the details on the petal edges.

"JeanneG" said...

I see that you and Rose have your flower in a similar pose. I like the added bud. Nice job.

Rose Welty said...

Stacy, I love it. Your petals have such strong structure - and yet are very delicate. Very nice.

Jennifer Rose said...

very pretty :) nice delicate petals.

kay susan said...

Stacy this is lovely. A beautiful, delicate drawing. I like the way you left the leaves at the base 'unfinished'.

Michael said...

Many people here have been using the word delicate. They are right. It is very soft and visually soothing. I wish I could see the original drawing, so much gets lost in the scanning process.

Very nice work.

leslie said...

Stacy,
This is just beautiful!
I am truly enjoying seeing everyone's art!
Nice post, too! :)

Jo Castillo said...

Stacy, nice light on this. The hatching and shadows are lovely.

Paulette said...

Love how you tackled this! The best part of the sketch date is the motivation to get some art done.

Stacy said...

Thank you everyone for your comments! I've so enjoyed looking at all the entries and reading the comments here and everywhere else.

I think this drawing did turn out more delicate than my normal work. A factor of doing a "finished" drawing in a shorter time. Normally I really like to push the values, but I thought the subject could be pulled of with a softer look.

Thanks again everyone!!

africantapestry said...

Beautiful pencil work on your lily Stacy!
Ronell

Billie Crain said...

Stacy, this is SO well drawn! Bravo!

Quilt Knit said...

Hi! That is so good. I am sketching the photo now.
You work is so inspiring. I will certainly be checking back for July's post.
Beautiful work.

Sherrie Roberts