Sunday, May 3, 2009

Unidentified Vine


Vine Study, ink with watercolor wash, 4/25/09


I came home from my class on Friday night feeling exhausted but really inspired. While I was there I got a lot of time to practice figures and portraits, as well as get out and do nature sketching on my down time. I have a lot of little sketches from my trip that I will soon get scanned in and ready to post.

In the meantime, here is a little thing that I did in my watercolor sketchbook before I left. It is a vine that is wrapped around this arbor in the backyard. I'm not sure what sort of vine it is though. Apparently, it will have white flowers later on -- I will have to do another drawing once they come out. It took me some time to draw the leaves in ink first, but I think it was a lot of fun. I wasn't really concerned with keeping my greens accurate. I thought it would be more fun to make them as bright and bold as I could.

7 comments:

  1. There is so much patience in the rendition of the leaves, the bold colors give them added charm. Lovely.

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  2. I love the texture of the leaves--and glad you're back, Carolyn, looking forward to seeing those sketches!

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  3. I like the pen work in this sketch. The colors are so vibrant and lively too.

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  4. Fabulous leaf texture...I'm anxious to see the bloom and guess what it is.

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  5. Your patience really paid off. It is truly an amazing piece of work.

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  6. Wonderful detail in those leaves!

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  7. Your technique adds a lot of character to this vine - it's incredibly descriptive linework!

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