Sunday, August 12, 2007

EDM 131 - Draw a Spray Bottle


This was a good challenge, as it gave me an opportunity to continue my exploration of transparency, reflected light, and shadows. I spent a long time just looking at the color gradations, the highlights, the shapes within the colors. This is a bottle of Avon Exotic Waters body spray. It is an oil emulsion spray that must be shaken to blend it. The oil settles to the bottom to become that clear layer and then the lighter liquid lies on top. It smells lovely, is very soothing to your skin after you've been in the sun, and it's color is luscious.

This was done with Pigma Micron pen and Caran d'Ache watercolor pencils in the Moleskine journal. I really like the richness of these pencils, the colors are so clear and bright.

8 comments:

gabi campanario said...

you captured the depth of the bottle and the light reflections really well, great sketch!

Brian said...

Nice sketch. You chose a pretty challenging subject. When I did the spray bottle, I deliberately chose one that isn't transparent, and then still managed to make a mess of it. ;-)

Steve said...

I really like this one; beautiful colors. Great job!

laserone said...

I like this. Very smooth and nice. :)

Arty Velarde said...

You did a great job of capturing the transparency! Nice job..and thanks for your comment about chain chain chain - chain of fools hee hee.

Arty Velarde said...

I really like your "alter ego" idea!

Mim said...

I love your transparency work and have been thinking about trying that also, but have a long way to go. Thanks for your comments on my spray bottle.

phthaloblu said...

Very nicely done!