Thursday, January 22, 2009

Clementine - January 2009 Virtual Sketch Date



This month's photo reference was given by Jeanette Jobson . I first tried sketching this with Derwent's Inktense pencils because I thought a blue background would go nicely with the orange color of the clementine. Since I'm not a brush artist, this attempt did not go well. So, I went back to graphite to do a quick drawing. This took me about 1-1/2 hours to complete. I used the following pencils: Ebony, 4B, 2B, & B. It is drawn on a smooth bristol paper, 110 lb.

12 comments:

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

So nice Valerie! You really captured the values and texture.
I've been thinking about you and wondering how you were doing. I've been meaning to send you an email. I never did get my Christmas cards out and I feel bad about that!
I hope you and your family are doing great.
:)

Jo Castillo said...

Valerie, that is a lovely drawing. Lots of texture and light. Nice work.

Rose Welty said...

I love what you've added here Valerie...the horizon line and the lines on the table...they bring alot to the piece. So glad you did the VSD!

Jeanette said...

Such a smooth clean drawing. Its very appealing. thanks so much for joining in this month.

Ana Tirolese said...

Wow. You got that result in that little of time?!?! Wow.

This turned out exceptionally well. Very nice work.

Valerie Jones said...

Kasie, Jo, Rose, Jeanette & Ana - THANK YOU for you lovely comments!

"JeanneG" said...

Great job on your shading. Very lovely.

Gail said...

Very nice Valerie. I like how you caught the depth in the inner rind segments, something I found difficult when I did mine. Great piece.

Brenda Yarborough said...

Beautiful job! I, too, really like the lines on the table -- terrific idea.

Sherry said...

Your clementine is different in that you have so much space around it, with the lines of the counter pulling our eyes to the center of interest. The effect is peaceful and quiet,

Valerie Jones said...

Thank you to everyone for their nice comments!

ego2005 said...

Congratulations! Your image looks to me with a foggy touch, and also I sense a lot of peace.

Good work!