Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sunday Sketches




Happy Sunday Everyone!





This is a new piece I've been working on this week called 'Harmony'. Its done in indian ink and colored pencils. After I finished it, I cut it out and mounted it on black paper. I really like how it turned out - very dramatic!

So.....





I decided to take this one from last week and mount it on black paper also. I think it frames it really nicely.

I am having lots of fun expressing myself with this series and S M I L I N G a lot...so that's a good thing!


For more great Sunday Sketches, please head over to Sophia's place and check out all the other talented participants.


Hope you all have a wonderfully relaxing Sunday!

Smiles

25 comments:

PurestGreen said...

How beautiful. Your work is becoming more intricate all the time.

sarah at secret housewife said...

I absolutely love this one. Last week's I liked a lot, but you are progressing at the speed of light!! Really gorgeous and unique.S
xx

Ces said...

These are fantastic. I am immediately drawn to the details. The different line patterns make for a complete whole. I love intricate illustrations and you have a definitely unique style! Happy Sunday to you. I am oil painting today, just like yesterday, between loads of laundry. Haha!

Rebecca Anthony said...

They look amazing on the black background! I love all the details!

Marlene said...

Beautiful Julia, I think this style suits you well. The detail is amazing and I love them on the black background - it really does make them pop.

Katerina Galati said...

As always your sketches are wonderful and i like the idea of black paper!! Continue the great work!!

lissa said...

I like the textures and colors and the black background brings them out very well

Debbie said...

the colors in both sketches are just amazing!

Sophia said...

The detail of your recent artwork is amazing!! Seriously. How do you find the patience to sit there and do so much detail? Just curious. :)

Love your colour choice as well. As always, very inspiring of full of vibrant life!

Happy Sunday and lotsa love! :)

WrightStuff said...

That black background makes a totally different picture. Loved it before - love it even more now!

Fair Rosamund said...

So beautiful!! I love all of the detail, it is like a feast for the eyes! :) They do stand out really well against the balck paper too. I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! ~Lauren

Deanna said...

I agree, the black background makes them really pop. It's good that you are having fun, that's what art is all about, right?

Lenora said...

Like the black! Lots of colour popping. Like the purple!

Julia Christie said...

Thanks all of you wonderful artists! I love hearing from you and all of your wonderful feedback. Sundays really make my week!

Smiles to you all.

BECKY said...

Hi Julia. I always love looking at your drawings! The colors are so beautiful and of course, the details!

Amalia K said...

Julia, these are GORGEOUS!! I love how you incorporate the pattern detailings with the lovely colors... I think you've been bitten by a huge creativity bug!! (^__^) oxx

Heather said...

Hi Julia,
WOW, these are simply fabulous, especially with black!!!
The details are amazing. I Love how i see you developing this style.
thank you for your kind words! You made me smile!
XXOO
Heather

Jingle said...

beautiful images, lovely words..

signed...bkm said...

Wow Julia, I love the colors in Harmony --the sunflower in her hair and the flow of her locks filled with flowers...beautiful piece of work...bkm

EVA said...

So loving all the intricacy in these beautiful ladies. You are doing an amazing job!

It doesn't look like having the kids at home this summer is holding you back in the least bit!

Alexiev said...

Good art...

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Kristin said...

Oh, these are so beautiful! I love all the wonderful details and colorful touches, and think that mounting them on black was a genius idea! Kristin xo

Tammie Lee said...

hello Julia (from Italy),
the details are wonderful, and the lines hold such lovely grace. Placing them on black paper is a wonderful idea. I love watching to see what you will create!

Kristin said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! xo

hoiden said...

wow this is great:)