Friday, August 29, 2008

Virtual Sketch Date - August

Here are my submissions to this month's Virtual Sketch Date.


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I did both of these with Faber Castell erasable coloured pencils. These are graphite pencils with colour added. I don't normally use them for finished work but I like to use them for very light, under-drawing on a piece of coloured pencil work - if I want to work lightly, I can easily erase the line rather than cover it. They are very easy to rub and smudge, just like a graphite drawing pencil. They come in only 12 colours and one disadvantage is the black seems to be all graphite and therefore has a shiny, slightly metallic appearance.

For the first sketch I used just black and brown. For the second I used dark and light blue and green, and dark purple with touches of brown, black and yellow.

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17 Comments:

At 6:47 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

Beautiful handling of a challenging subject!

 
At 1:01 AM, Blogger lvetopaint said...

Lovely!

 
At 10:02 AM, Blogger "JeanneG" said...

I really like the subtle colors in the colored one. Very good.

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Quilt Knit said...

Just Fantastic! I am so surprised at seeing two versions. It seems "Star Cabbage" really inspired some very deep thought provoking art procedures. These are wonderful! Thank-you for such a brilliant rendering from my photo.

Sherrie Roberts

((( Circle of Drawings Hugs )))

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger Andy said...

Hi Kay, like your cabbages very much, especially the second one, its very delicate with nice detail.

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

Kay,
Great drawing! Thanks, too, for sharing your WIP. Never used those pencils; but after seeing your soft, subtle results, I'm definitely going to try to find them!

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger laura said...

Beautiful drawings--so sensitively and thoughtfully handled!

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Rose Welty said...

Very neat effect on that first one! Thanks for letting us know a bit of your process - nice rendering too.

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Barbara Weeks said...

I like you soft touch in both versions. They have a very dream like quality.

 
At 10:15 PM, Blogger shicat said...

You are such a great artisit. I am so out of my league even discussing art with the likes of you. But I am and it's grand. Your cabbage is of course beautiful. I love the colored one the best.I can't even believe your embroidery.It makes me want to attempt it. I love this blog stuff,talking with people about art. It's just wonderful. Oh, I am also dreaming about that beautiful seaside town that you live in.Isn't life grand. p.s. I never use mask it's too sticky and I love to paint freely,devil may care sort of attitude,that is, until I get way to involved in tiny details. ......

 
At 11:45 PM, Blogger Kari Gibson said...

I have just discovered the Virtual Sketch Date and am too late for this months, so will join in next month I hope!

Your interpretation is so soft and subtle. Beautiful work!

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger Marion said...

I love both of these. I use graphitints myself mainly in my sketch book though. I like their subtelty.

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger Cathy Gatland said...

Lovely sensitive drawings - I haven't heard of these pencils - they give a very delicate effect.

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Stacy said...

I like the delicate feel of both of these. I'm glad I clicked on them and looked at the larger version so I could appreciate the subtle color. The best thing about the VSD is seeing the many different ways the reference is handled.

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger Gail said...

Kay, these are wonderful. I really like the veins of the leaves on the top one and the shadows in the colored one. You have such patience...I also love your stitching. Terrific work.
great blog!
gail

 
At 4:13 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

beautiful! love the cabbages -both of them the colors are so soft and your line work is suppurb!

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger laine lea said...

Great drawings Kay ~ I agree the colored pencil yeilds a very soft effect. Enjoyed your entire blog!

 

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