Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Summer of Color - Strawberry Lemonade



As ever the husband and I have quite a few projects going on and with the heat index reading well over 110*F, we've been hiding out of the sun. So, for this week's color prompt, Strawberry Lemonade Punch, I once again broke out the sketchbook so I could work in between other things (prepping food for the week, clearing out closets, re-organizing, making cucumber vodka.. you know, all sorts of things!).

So here is this week's piece for the summer of color:



It is far, far, far more pink than anything I've done before and honestly, I don't know that I like it. It's been quite a while since I worked with colored pencils really, having given them up to devote more time to learning watercolors and acrylics, and I sort of think this one looks a bit like I did it with crayons. Again, that's what sketchbooks are for I suppose - practice and trial runs. Who knows, maybe this bright drawing will grow on me, or you all will like it. After all, we usually are our own worst critics!

26 comments:

  1. I love the color of her skirt. I have a hollyhock that looks like her skirt.....very summery. Love it. Oma Linda

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  2. I think it's a Summery, whimsical Maiden picture. Perfect for the season. Love it!

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  3. I love her skirt - looks like is would swirl fabulously when she twirls

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  4. love you piece for Strawberry Lemonade week....looks great!!!!

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  5. gorgeous! the colors really pop on this one!

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  6. It's a lovely piece of art - the colours are really beautiful, and yes I do think we are all our own worst critics - you have nothing to be critical of with this! It's gorgeous.

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  7. Beautiful sketching......Clever what you did with this colour combo :)

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  8. oooh, love the pink, Danni. Really feminine and oh so pretty!

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  9. I love it- especially the color! I love bright colors and I love love love how you did the water!

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  10. She has a magical quality to her ~ very lovely ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. This is beautiful! The whole picture!! And I do like the skirt like that! :)

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  12. What a lovely drawing!! Lovely colours!

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  13. Love is the word that comes to mind...she is so delicate but with such rich colours...beautiful...xxx

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  14. I think this is so sweet - I love the way she's looking out to sea, beautiful colors...

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  15. Girl! She's beautiful! Love the colors!!!

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  16. Wonderful drawing and details!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. well, I for one love the colours - this is the closest I'm likely to get to such a stunning sunset as summer has been season non grata in Ireland these last few years! I wish I WAS that fairy basking in the warm glow of that beautiful sunset!

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  18. Fun drawing! Something about this week's colors prompted me to do an umbrella as well!

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  19. Loving those fab colors. Happy Summer of Color, Annette x

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  20. she is a beauty!. Gorgeous hair too :). The scene is almost like a fairy tale, I LOVE it. Hugs.

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  21. Did you say cucumber vodka? I feel a bloody Mary coming on...

    Your fairy is lovely! Nicely done!

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  22. Aw, she's cute! Love her hair braiding and little wings :o)

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  23. Wow! I LOVE this one. It is such a peaceful and enchanting scene. Well done my sweet friend. Mina

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