Monday, February 08, 2010

February Monthly Sketch Project



This is for the Monthly Sketch Project. The photograph is beautiful, and really made me want to draw and paint it. But it presented a few challenges, too. The photo is quite bright with an absence of strong shadows and contrasting colors. It was tricky to get the yellow flowers to pop against the green background.

The photo and the website are here:

http://monthlysketchproject.blogspot.com/

This is watercolor pencils in Co-Mo sketchbook.

9 comments:

Martine said...

Lovely sketch and colours !

nanke's stuff said...

I looked at the photo - it's easy to see how challenging it is! You've done a really nice job with it. nancy

PAMO said...

I love your rendition! Well done!

raena said...

I saw someone else had done a pencil sketch of this and when I went to look at the photo, the first thing I saw was a lack of contrast. Like you said, not many shadows. You've done a wonderful job at such a difficult task!

Florence's Art said...

Very nice, I still have to get mine done. Did you post it on the group as well? I had a look there and didn't see anyones, so I wondered if maybe I'm not looking in the right place. The Mr. Linky has changed and I couldn't figure it out. You did a great job with yours.

Ann said...

Lovely! I am giving this one a try too and you are right, it's a difficult photo to work from but boy do I need some spring time images about now :-)

phthaloblu said...

You did a great job with such challenging reference material. Love the colors you chose, it's beautiful.

Spinneretta said...

lovely colours!

Chrissy said...

Great colours, I can see I am going to have to consider my photographic uploads to the site more carefully.