Saturday, 5 January 2008

Edm challenge 116 Draw something green



I had a beautiful boxed set of Derwent Coloursoft for my Christmas present. It has two layers with seventy two different colours to choose from. I searched around for something to test out my new crayons on. This green leaf was something I had collected and brought home a few weeks ago . It is a sycamore leaf with the black spotted pattern , some kind of fungi which attacks the leaf. I used twelve different crayons to capture the shades in this autumn leaf. It is lifesize , drawn on a piece of A3 paper.
I like the coloursoft crayons, especially the colour shades which are earthy and ideal for natural objects. They are soft and good for blending but a bit soft if you want to draw a thin line. I was pleased with the leaf. I think these crayons will see me through the year and the changing seasons. Looking forward to some more Drawings from Nature. Click on picture for bigger image.

12 comments:

Sherry said...

As always, your drawings are lovely. Enjoy those new pencils! I've noticed that Europeans have a different way to describe the size of drawing paper. How big is A3?

Donn said...

What a nice sketch of the leaf. I wondered how the Coloursoft pencils were to draw with. Nice work.

Nina Johansson said...

You´ve got some amazing work here on your blog, I´ve enjoyed looking through it all! The leaf is exquisite, I like it a lot!

PamYla said...

Your leaf is beautiful as are all of your nature drawings. I enlarged it for a better view. I suggest that everyone do the same, it is wonderful!

Bonny said...

This is a fantatic drawing! It is very detailed so I'm guessing it took you some time to do!

I have the cloursoft pencils too, and I find I like them best if I keep a good point on them. I use a light hand and do a couple of layers rather than one heavier one. Just my preference but it might be worth a try...

Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful! I really enjoy coming here to view your wonderful art work.

Linda said...

Wow! That is a great drawing!

jill said...

beautiful and very impressive! makes it tempting to go get some of those pencils for myself -- maybe just the excuse i've been needing!!!

thanks for sharing!

Joan Y said...

I love your style Eileen ... always breathtaking and lively!

Genine said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Claudia said...

This is a wonderful drawing. Milly! Just perfect!

Sandy said...

ohh beautiful.

sandy