Friday, May 21, 2010

Variegated Rose -- Pencil

This is one that I drew a couple of month ago.The original picture was of a pink and red rose.  All the different shades of pink, red, and shadows resulted in a rose with much more pencil in it than the first rose I did (see red rose here). Drawing it required a lot of thinking regarding how to represent all the different shades of pink, rose, light and shadows. With this rose I was also able to practice how to do the petal textures, which were not in the photo of the red rose I drew previously. This was really interesting to do.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Antique Colored Glass Bottle -- Pencil

Several months ago I fell in love with a photo of an aqua blue antique glass bottle. When I first saw it I wanted to paint it, but never had the nerve to try it. After I started this sketching blog I decided to give it a try in pencil. This sketch was done a couple of months ago. The original photo came from the Monthly Sketch Project (November 2009). Click  here to go to this blog. Enjoyed sketching this.