Saturday, August 30, 2008

Virtual Sketch Date

"Kale"
colored pencil sketch
5 x 8" moleskin journal

This is my first entry into the Virtual Sketch Date project where a group of artists ban together once a month to draw from the same reference photo. Each artist interprets the sketch in their own way and in their own medium and then posts the result on their blog. I have watched this for a couple of months and am fascinated by what each artist creates.

The VSD project was the brainchild of Rose Welty and this month's photo reference was contributed by Sherrie Roberts.
Enjoy!




18 comments:

leslie said...

This is luscious!
The colors are so rich.
Glad you joined in the VSD.

All of your work is fabulous.

kay susan said...

Gorgeous! I'm fascinated by all the different interpretations too! For me, this is like having art lessons.......

"JeanneG" said...

I love how this turned out. Very nice color. I had trouble with the colors. Just couldn't quite reach them. I like how you left some of the paper white.

lvetopaint said...

Wonderful! Love your colors!

Rose Welty said...

Really like the crop! These are so fun...really nice to see what everyone does differently.

Marion said...

Lovely. beautiful colours. I just love colour pencils.

Gail said...

Beautiful drawing Rhonda. Gorgeous colors. I am a sucker for botanical illustration and examples like yours are why. Very inspiring. Thanks for the view.
gail

laura said...

Lovely--you caught the texture and ripple of the leaves; and the subtle way you blended or overlaid colors is amazing!

Serena said...

Beautiful job, as always, Rhonda! :)

I'm hoping to join in on the September VSD.

Stacy said...

I am amazed how anyone can finish a colored pencil piece in a week - and such a nice piece at that! I like the portrait layout and how the center is more detailed and the edges are looser. Of course the colors are great too.

Cathy Gatland said...

Beautifully done - I loved seeing the close-up of all the pencil strokes that blend together to make those folds and ripples.

Kari Gibson said...

Beautiful, lovely strong colour pencil work, creating great depth and a great composition too!

shicat said...

Just beautiful. I love the colors and the texture. Very rich indeed.

A Brush with Color said...

beautiful! I am having great fun looking at all of these. So pretty!

Barbara Weeks said...

Nice color and composition.

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

Wow! Thanks, everyone, for you kind compliments and kudos! (When you work alone, feedback is precious.)

Teresa Mallen said...

I love your colour blending and your stroke technique on the kale.

I also have enjoyed your dandelion series. I too like dandelions! Anyway, beautiful work!!

Grace Lee said...

Fantastic colored pencil work. The best I've seen!