Thursday, September 10, 2009

Challenge Time!

Since the Virtual Sketch Date has closed it's doors, a new virtual sketchblog has started up, thanks to Jennifer Rose :) I caught it just in time and now have my first sketchblog entry for September!I chose the peacock because I like them lol and because Glamis (pronounced Glahms) castle made me want to be too fussy ;)
After that, I was feeling pretty good and so did this week's EDM Challenge while I was at it!

First time I did that on time in a while! This is my favourite Faber-Castel graphite pencil- sitting on the tablecloth (which you can also see in the old aubergine painting further down). Drawn with another pencil and my prismacolours lol.

13 comments:

  1. The pencil was well done, and I really loved the bird

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  2. Beautifully done! Very soft tones and nice watery and fresh feel of the peacock, strong and embossing on the pencil. This is like killing 2 birds with 1 stone post I guess :) by nailing a peacock and a pencil

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  3. You did a superb job on both!

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  4. You did a fantastic job with these challenges! The peacock is beautifully painted! Now I was just a little intimidated by that bird and thought the castle was easier LOL! Love your pencil drawing too :-)

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  5. Thank you Alex :) That is the true beauty of my handmade book- the different paper forces me to try different media- which makes life more fun ;)
    Raena- thank you :)
    Ann- thanks! I thought the peacock was easier lol- the stonework of the dovecote was intimidating ;)

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  6. These are lovely sketches - I hope you don't mind me saying, but I think your work is coming on in leaps and bounds! A bit cheekly of me, I know, but these are really good.

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  7. Thanks marancat! I don't mind at all- in fact I like the idea that someone else sees it too :) I loved looking at some of last year's work and realising just how much I have imrpoved :)

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  8. Very nice, I like how you captured the light on the bird.

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  9. I'll say it again! Love the light in the peacock, and that's the cutest pencil ever!
    Your peacock inspired me to go ahead and draw him, too. Thnx!

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  10. Rachel, the peacock is AWESOME! The styles you chose for the bird and pencil are so different and you handle them so wonderfully, cheers to you!

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  11. ooh very nice :) really like how the neck feathers look

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