Saturday, September 27, 2008

Virtual Sketch Date - September 2008


I decided to try my luck at getting a drawing done quickly through Virtual Sketch Date . I was amazed at how easy it was and how quickly I was able to finish it.
This drawing is done on Smooth Art Drawing, 110 lb. paper. The size of the drawing is 4"x6". I used the following graphite pencils: 2H, B, HB, 2B, 4B, and Ebony. It took me 2.5 hours to complete.

20 comments:

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Beautiful Valerie!
I love it!

Stacy said...

I second what Kasie said - Beautiful! And quick too! Did you use the Ebony pencil for the background? I layered it with 2B and 4B graphite and the background alone took me over an hour! I like your crisp results and the good form you have in the petals.

Valerie Jones said...

Thanks, Kasie and Stacy. Yes, I used the ebony on the background. After I sprayed it, I realized I hadn't used the blender on the background, thus it shows pencil lines.

Jo Castillo said...

Just super, Valerie. I like the lines!

Andy said...

I like your close up composition, particularly that strong left edge of the petals. Nice work.

Kari Gibson said...

I love the composition and the amount of detail you have managed to fit into it. Lovely softness on the petals contrasting well with the dark background.

Jennifer Rose said...

Lovely soft looking petals :D Great job with the little vase.

shicat said...

I like the compostion,nice and close up. Good feel to the petals,flowy (not a a word but I like it anyway:0)

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Great image - very dramatic and nice lines. Subtle and bold at the same time.

Ann said...

Oh graphite. . .so elegant. Lovely drawing!

Rose Welty said...

Valerie, the composition here is stunning. I really like the "wall" off to the right. As well the petals are very well done! So glad to have you this month!

leslie said...

Hi Valerie,
I have the distinct feeling of satin wedding gown from the petals. :)
Very Nice!

BMoon said...

Nicely done, Valerie. And LOVE that you posted your time, and media, size, etc...You and graphite are quite the keen friends!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful and now I want to try it in graphite too!

Gail said...

Great work Valerie, Love the close crop and the way you balanced the contrast of the background. Beautiful drawing!

Dianne Mize said...

Beautiful drawing and lovely composition. I love the edges of your petals.

Paulette said...

Looks great in graphite!
Love the crop!

Valerie Jones said...

Thanks so much to everyone for their nice comments. You all did great on your pieces also!

MaryAnn Cleary said...

Lovely, Valerie. A delightful piece.

Quilt Knit said...

I just got the board to do a black and white acrylic. This is brilliant Valerie. Such an inspiration for me.

Sherrie Roberts