Friday, 29 August 2008

Virtual Sketch




I came across a blog site called Virtual Sketch. The idea is that every moth an image is posted and one week later you post your interpretation of that sketch on your blog. I thought I would give it a go this month. It is always interesting to see how different people interpret the same image. Anyway, these are my versions. One is in graphite pencil on Fabriano Artistico paper. The other is also on Artistico using Quink ink to outline and adding colour with Caran d'Ache watersoluble Neocolours. Because the Quink ink is watersoluble it mixes in with the colour washes to create shadow areas. This particular technique is used by Elda Abrahamson (http://www.elda-abramson.com).I used white wax crayon to act as a resist for the veins and light areas.
The pencil sketch has not reproduced too well for which I apologise.

17 comments:

Dougie said...

Marion,

I really like the watersoluble NeoColors. That's pretty cool. I like how you have various dark areas feather out to the lighter areas with some splashes of pink here and there. Very nice.

Quilt Knit said...

Hi! Marion: I been on pins and needles waiting for the first efforts. You and Dougie have just Terrific in execution of "Star Cabbage". He is most pleased.
His family is most proud.
Thank-you so much for participating in VSD.


((( Circle of VSD August Hugs)))

Sherrie Roberts

leslie said...

I love the Quick Ink and Neocolors!
Very fresh looking result.

Isn't the Virtual sketch Date fun to do?

lvetopaint said...

Your washes are so delicate! Great job!

"JeanneG" said...

These are both really nice. I just love the Quink ink style.

kay susan said...

Marion, I love the ink and neocolour sketch. Striking. That is a technique I'll have to try - so different to the way I usually work!

Rose Welty said...

I really like that second one - very expressive.

Kari Gibson said...

Oooh, lovely interpretation - very individual. I am definitely joining in on the next one!

leslie said...

I am very fond of the Neocolors and Quick Ink work.
It has an immediacy that shows the essence of the subject.
Nice!

Stacy said...

Marion, you have two nice pieces here. I really love the expressive lines in the ink piece. The best parts are where the lines bled to make the shadowed areas. Love it!!

Gail said...

Marion, great work! I really like the quick ink and thank-you for the reference for it. I will have to investigate.
I can see you doing a vegetable series using this technique...framed and hanging in your kitchen...excellent!
gail

laura said...

I especially love the ink one too: I love how the leaves seem to be peeling away to reveal the center ... There's something in the intense focus that reminds of Georgia O'Keeffe!

Cathy Gatland said...

You have the centre of the kale nicely cradled by the leaves in the pencil sketch - love the strong shadows that spread out in the second

Barbara Weeks said...

I particularly like the second version. It is an elegant interpretation.

Dougie said...

Being a fan of pen/ink work and contrasts, I really like the one using the Neocolours. It's got kind of a graphic illustration feel. I particularly like the dark areas that blend into the pinks.

Overall, very nice job.

tracywall said...

The ink wash is beautiful! Love the importance of some lines, fades for others.

Quilt Knit said...

Marion! I am so sorry I have not commented on your beautiful drawings of "Star Cabbage" from VSD.
I apologize. Both are just wonderful! I just love how you have handled the pencil.

Sherrie Roberts