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Saturday, April 28, 2007

EDM Challenge 26


Pigment liner & Derwent 'Signature' coloured pencils

Went shopping today and came across a beautiful bunch of iris for the bargain price of just £2.10, so I decided to use them as my subject for EDM challenge no.26 - Sketch anything!

24 comments:

Virginia Hanley said...

Lovely, sensitive drawing, Anita. The beauty of doing a drawing of your flowers is that you triple (at least) your enjoyment of them--you have them in "person", and you really study them, and then you have the drawing to remind you how wonderful they were.

Susan Hosken said...

I bought some irises last week. It was nice to see your drawing of irises. Hopefully my drawing will improve so i can do such things. They look difficult to me.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Deborah said...

You have captured the gracefulness of these flowers. Very nice.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

This is beautiful. I clicked on the larger version, it came out fantastic! :)

Dave said...

Wow, this puts my recent efforts at drawing irises into the shade. I found them really difficult to draw, so I'm extremely impressed by this; it is beautiful. And a bargain to boot!

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful drawing, Anita.

Bonny said...

Beautiful! I love your use of darker values which gives balance to the composition. This is one that could be framed!

SCquiltaddict said...

Gorgeous pencil work....you captured them well...

Mommy Bee said...

This is such a beautiful drawing of my favorite flowers in the whole world...Thank you for sharing the love :-)

Irene said...

Lovely. Love the softness you have created witht the colored pencil.

phthaloblu said...

So beautiful. You caught the softness and delicate quality of them. Beautiful work!

Shelly McC said...

Gorgeous drawing!

Anita said...

How true Virginia...Thankyou for taking time to comment!

Anita said...

Thankyou Susan, I think the key is to simplify subjects in your mind and rather than thinking 'iris' or 'portrait' think 'shape' & 'values'.

Anita said...

Thankyou Deborah!

Anita said...

Thanx Pugs!

Anita said...

Thanks alot Dave. I hope to get another sketch out of them before they fade...maybe watercolour next time!

Anita said...

Thankyou Casey.

Anita said...

Thankyou Bonny.

Anita said...

Thankyou Margaret. I had problems with a couple of the CO hues ahering to the page which made things tricky, I would have liked a more finished look but it just wasn't happening. Some of my 'Signature' CP's are harder than others.

Anita said...

Thankyou for sharing your kind words Laura

Anita said...

Thankyou Irene!

Anita said...

Thankyou Phthaloblu, your kind comments are much appreciated.

Anita said...

Thanx Shelly!