Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunday Sketches



Happy Sunday Sketches Everyone!



This is a piece I did today and I am so in love with it! I have to finish the background yet, and I'd like to work more color into her dress, but I had sooooo much fun embellishing her and just really detailing her hair. I love detail work, so I just lost myself for hours over this piece, which is absolutely the best way to create. You can click on the image for a larger picture.
Best of all....She makes me smile smile S M I L E!

And you all know I am all about the smiles!



You can find more great Sunday sketches over at Sophia's place by clicking here: http://bluechairdiary.blogspot.com/


Have a super Sunday all!


21 comments:

PurestGreen said...

I love the different shades in her hair. She's just beautiful!

Marlene said...

She is gorgeous. The hair is great, so flowing and the colors are wonderful.

lissa said...

she's gorgeous, love all the details

Tammie said...

Julia, she is wonderful! I am so happy I could click on it and see her bigger! She is lovely and flowing with life and every detail is wonderful! Wishing you a lovely week and sending you a smile.

Lenora said...

Love her - she feels like a mother earth type to us, a garden angel, very exotic.

Debbie said...

She's fabulous Julia! Love her hair!

Sophia said...

She is lovely! And I absolutely LOVE how you created her hair. Totally rocks! :) Looking forward to seeing the background finished.

Happy Sunday! :)

Fair Rosamund said...

She is so beautiful, I love all the different colors in the hair and all the detail! I love it when I can get lost in a piece for hours, that is the best :) ~Lauren

EVA said...

Gorgeous Julia!

She looks like she might live in on of your amazing trees and be out for a quick visit to us mere mortals!

A really lovely sketch!

Heather said...

Hi Julia,
WOW, look at her! She is simply gorgeous. I love seeing your work progress...Her face is beautiful.
I really like the colors you used here, too!
And, Madeline the mouse is just a series I am painting, no book deals, yet...but I wish!!! Thank you again for your kind words. You are so sweet. Have a good week
Heather

Julia Christie said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments - it's so much fun to share something I'm really proud of. I look forward to Sunday sketches every week because it presses me to create at least once a week, even if I'm crazy busy with kids and family and work. Thanks for sharing and cheering me on.

Smiles to you all!

CrowNology said...

She is Lovely!
Is she textured? The little gold dots look raised...
The hair is fabulous!
Happy Monday...Hope it's a great week!
xo
Andrea

Julia Christie said...

Yes she is a little textured -the gold dots are from a gold pen I have. I wanted her to glow a bit. The rest of the work is colored pencils.

Thanks again for the sweet comments!

Annette Q said...

Yes, the hair, gotta love the hair! She makes me smile too :-)

faerwillow said...

~i love the piece of jewelery coming down upon her forhead...adds a sweet magical essence to her...she is ever so l♥vely! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Juliette Crane said...

she very much looks like she's about to fly right off the page. and i'd SO love to have her fly into my home and flutter about like Tinkerbell. really makes me smile :)

xo, juliette

BECKY said...

Beautiful! And of course, making you happy is the best part, isn't it? You have such a wonderful talent!

Maria Palito said...

Beautiful work !!

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Amalia K said...

My, Julia! She is so positively dreamy! I love the rich colors you used here, just beautiful.

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Creative Carmelina said...

she looks like she's in a dream!

you know the best thing about art for me, is that it makes me smile....!
while I'm creating and also afterwards, when I step back and keep peeking at the creation for many days later!

it's great fun! thanks for sharing!and also for your visit to my blog as well!

ciao bella
creative carmelina