Tuesday, April 11, 2006

EDM #62 Draw a previous challenge in a different medium



My daughter brought home a beautiful daylily yesterday. She told me that she would love to grow them after seeing this flower. It was an unusually deep shade of orange/red. I have seen some really lovely colored pencil drawings where they say they layer up to 20 colors and layers to get the depth of color etc and I have been dying to play. I used to do colored pencils but not with any true knowledge of how to use them and they always were just a nice soft picture. I am really please with my first attempt and want to get more familar with this medium again. I want to know how they are burnishing the colors down etc. Seems like I just have to have my fingers into everything!

20 comments:

martha in ny said...

Very nice, Desiree, Day lilies are easy to grow and they come back year after year. Mine are just beginning to shoot up green sprouts.

Lin said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS EYE-POPING, DOWN RIGHT GLORIOUS!!!! RICH COLOR, GORGEOUS LINE WORK!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!! MORE !!!!!!

Malinda said...

Really lovely Desiree! I used to use cp and this one looks like a photo!

Laura said...

This is gorgeous---such rich and deep colors. It looks like you've found (or re-found) a great medium for you to use!
Laur(elines)

Sioux said...

This is beautiful. You did a tremendous job. The color is outstanding.

Teri C said...

IT IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! You have found the secret to colored pencils!! Wonderful deep color.

Linda said...

Beautiful color on this one -- just fantastic! Please do more!

SCquiltaddict said...

Lovely..cant decide if I like the flower or the cats better...they are just wonderful...AND NO you dont need colored pencil lessons...looks to me like you have it

pedalpower said...

This is so beautiful...the colors so rich! Looks like you a have figured out those colored pencils!

deboraht said...

Really beautiful work!

starrgirl's world said...

it is very nice, desiree. i don't think you need instruction at all - just more drawing! this is nice and rich and expressive - what more could you want?

i can't wait to see the quilt...

Julie Oakley said...

you've done a great job here. I love the depth and saturation of the colours and that beautiful cool shadow

clare said...

Lin said...
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS EYE-POPING, DOWN RIGHT GLORIOUS!!!! RICH COLOR, GORGEOUS LINE WORK!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!! MORE !!!!!!

I AGREE WITH LIN ON THIS ONE, I LOVE IT!!

Felicity said...

Fabulous!

Penny said...

These drawings just get better and better. Your day lily is fabulous, the colour is so like one I have flowering at the moment.
Do keep on needing to draw.
Penny in South Australia

Robin N said...

This is beautiful Desiree. What else do you have up your sleeve?

Shelly McC said...

Gorgeous!

Fluff said...

This is just beautiful! Wonderful colouring.

AnastasiaC said...

This is stunning! love the burnt orange colours - very rich!

Tami said...

Wow these are incredible! I have a hard time with colored pencils, I didn't know about layering like that, maybe I will try it.

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