Monday, January 12, 2009

IF: Contained


Well, I thought I'd give it an extra bit of effort for this week's Illustration Friday theme of "contained" and get it done on the weekend... and I did. Woohoo!

I've always been interested in working with graphite so I thought I'd use it to render the pepper mill. As mentioned previously, I've been looking at Paul Calles pencil work and I love his pencil strokes. When viewed closely, they are abstract patterns but when viewed within the context of the entire drawing they form a cohesive figurative rendering. I had that in mind and some parts I've achieved that and in other parts, not so successful... But as my college teacher said, "go big or go home".

Each drawing I do definitely is a learning process.

9 comments:

Nicky Linzey said...

Well, I would say this is has worked well, indeed a beautiful illustration.

trudette, said...

Great work , the different color tones work really well !

ellis.illus said...

nice watercolor! i like the lights contained therein ;-)

Meagan said...

beautiful watercolor... I envy your technique!

studio lolo said...

oooh, well done!

steve said...

That's a good way to look at things too - it's all a learningexperience. This is very well executed btw - excellent job!

nessadee said...

Very nicely executed. Wonderful illustration!

Thanks for the nice comments!

Michael said...

Thanks for visiting!

Great image. Fantastic execution...

aimee said...

marvelous! what i wouldn't give to be able to sketch and paint like this.