Saturday, September 27, 2008

Virtual Sketch Date-Oops


This is a quick (15 minutes) value sketch of the image for September's VSD. For some reason I thought I was supposed to post it on Monday and still had time. Well obviously that wasn't right. I didn't want to be a deadbeat sketcher so I present this meager offering. I was gratified to see some of Richard Scott's lessons have taken root!

October is another month.

25 comments :

  1. 15 minutes! Wow!! I really like your value sketch. I hope you go on to do a finished version even though the deadline is past. Your sketch has too much potential not to do more with it. Hope to see you again in October!

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  2. Nice quick one. I struggled with this reference photo. The more I worked, the worse it seemed to get. Maybe I should have given myself only a limited time. Seems to have worked for you.

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  3. You have your values spot on in this piece. I'm impressed with such a quick capture of the image.

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  4. Its adorable! I hope you continue to sketch it fully now.

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  5. Wow what a gal can do in 15 mins.

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  6. I really like the contrast of the white petals against the dark and textured background - great sketch!

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  7. Well it amazes me just how much information you captured in 15 minutes! This is a great sketch, thanks for posting it.

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  8. I actually think that this reference can become overcomplicated if studied too long...you've got all the essentials there! Nicely done.

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  9. Pretty nice "Oops!" if you ask me! :)
    I get too involved in making a complete drawing for these, and forget that the word is 'Sketch'.

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  10. Great sketch! I've sent you an award (yes, another one, you're going to get bored with them!) - it's on my blog if you want to pick it up!

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  11. Love it! Charcoal, pencil? Size? Love that info. Just a beautiful drawing....

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  12. Gorgeous......so did you take R Scott's class? Which one? I was salivating over these but thought they were more for designers, architects, landscape folks.....Tell me more!
    joanie@balsamicmoon.com

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  13. Second attempt to leave a comment....hmmm.

    Gorgeous drawing, and would love to have you email me about the R Scott's classes. I've been wondering about those myself....

    Blessings, Joanie
    joanie@balsamicmoon.com

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  14. Well, I think it is a lovely drawing - as usual - which is why I always come and look!

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  15. Great detail for a value sketch, most of mine you can't even identify what the image is. If this is what you produce in 15 minutes I am very interested in seeing what results from a full session!

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  16. Thank you all for your encouragement.

    Joanie, I did take Richard's class in May. It was a good mix of designers and sketchers - well worth it.

    I blogged about it in May
    http://barbaraweeks.blogspot.com/2008/05/postcard-on-project2.html

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  17. Very nice sketch; it's got perfect balance, and there's energy too in the pencil marks. Perhaps there is, as other commentors have noted, something to not spending too much time ...?

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  18. Barbara, this is a wonderful lively sketch. I love it!!

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  19. I do love a quick sketch!
    Well done!

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  20. Thank you again for all your encouraging words, BTW it's done with an Ebony pencil in a watercolor moleskine. I like the Ebony because you can get some really nice darks.

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  21. Looks wonderful for 15 minutes!!
    Ronell

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  22. Quite a lovely drawing for a quick sketch. Nice job!

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  23. Beautiful values - you did a wonderful job with this - and in only 15 minutes!

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  24. I love seeing quick sketches. Many memories. Lovely texture and values.

    Sherrie Roberts

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