Thursday, 12 July 2007

First EDM challenge 34 "Fallen Leaf"


I have just joined the Everyday Matters drawing group. I am posting a drawing which I already had and did earlier this year. It fits the EDM CHALLENGE 34 ,draw a fallen leaf.I love oak leaves and acorns and collect them everywhere I go when I see them. My pockets are always full of objects I see and collect to draw.This oak leaf was found on a frosty day in March and I loved both the shape and colours.I have used acrylic paints to capture the lovely yellow orche colours. It is starting to fall apart ,but the missing shapes add to the shape. Hope you like it.

12 comments:

Sherry said...

Your drawing are really very beautiful. I like the absolute reality, but also the soft quality. Here the warm earth tones contrast nicely with the pale blue background. Charming.

M said...

Great drawings,you are very talented.Melanee

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

WOW! This is so stunning. Just stunning. BTW the address you left on the EDM message board was wrong. Maybe you could try and put it on again - I'm sure people would love to see this.

NIÑA AGRIDULCE said...

i see you have a great technique... surely i will learn something from you, i will be in touch

NIÑA AGRIDULCE said...

P.S. saw you drawing of the Peacock Feather over at your website... it's awesome!

sisu said...

Very nicely done... Welcome to EDM!

Karin

Joan Yoshioka said...

Hey there Eileen! This is just gorgeous!!!! Welcome to EDM! More please!

Linda said...

I love your drawings -- the collections are really marvelous! What a neat sketchbook you must have!

soulcomfort said...

Awesome! I adore botanical type drawings and paintings--and yours are beautiful! You can just feel the love you have for the oaks and feathers, etc. Delicate and warm. Lovely!! Welcome to EDM and I am looking forward to seeing more of your work. :)
Always, Rita

Katherine said...

This is really lovely.

It would be great if it were even bigger. If you save your work at 72dpi and then increase the size you should still be safe from those who pilfer.

There's a post on my blog this week which may interest you - it's about Rennie Mackintosh and his nature drawings. I thought you might like it when I saw your fritillary - you'll see why! :)

phthaloblu said...

You are one talented artist! Love your work and hope to see more of it. Welcome to EDM!

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

I also love the way the colors in the leaf itself vibrate against the blue background. This drawing is very beautiful in its simplicity, and yet it has so much to see!
Lovely piece! :)