Friday 24 April 2009

Virtual sketch Date April Challenge

Here is my drawing for the April challenge for the Virtual Sketch Date. It is the beautiful photograph taken by Jeanette Jobson of a Rhododendron bud.
I sketched it out last night and today completed the drawing by using black ink pens.
I have enjoyed doing this challenge, loved the shapes in the bud and the leaves. A good subject for me. I completely missed even seeing the March challenge!
I do like this group as we all start from the same image and yet everyone ends up with their own individual picture. So I am off to see all the others now,
see here


Ann said...

Wow. This is fantastic! It reminds me a little of a woodcut print.

Leslie Hawes said...

This is so very different.
The Virtual Sketch Date is a fun group. It always gives me a little 'boost' to get a drawing done.

M J Muir said...

Your piece is beautiful. Is it not amazing how everyone creates something so different from the same reference?

Mary Jane / bluelilac

Jeanette Jobson said...

Beautiful piece of drawing. I love the simple lines that give it so much character.

Paulette said...

Beautiful and bold!
I love how you handled the leaves.

Jennifer Rose said...

I love this :D love all the shapes that have been created.

Sydney Harper said...

This is a beautiful drawing! I love how different people approach the virtual sketch date.

Frances said...

Hello Milly,

It's always good to catch up with you, and see what you've been working on/playing with.

The previous posting with the beautiful blue-greened leaf painting is very beautiful and to my eye has a meditative quality.
Please do continue with the canvases.

Now, reading this post, I am intrigued to learn more about the Virtual Sketch Date. Seems like a great idea.

As always, I am hunting around for time to pick of my pencils, paints and brushes. Or even the knitting!

Happy spring. xo

Quilt knit said...

Hello Milly! Yours is gorgeous too! It would be a nice textile too! Looks like I going to have to get some
Good Cotton fabric and some fabric paint and see what happens.
I am thinking of putting on a T-Shirt at CafePress and see if anyone would like to purchase one.
What do you think?

Yours has such nice linear movement so exacting.
Just love the way you do it with so few lines.


Victoria on Okinawa said...

Love the line work in your drawing so fluid but so strong!

Ruthie Redden said...

beautiful & so delicate. i had not come across the Virtual Sketch Date before, how fascinating to see each interpretation!