Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunday Sketches ~ UPDATE!


A BIG THANK YOU TO LISA OVER AT http://all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/!
She suggested I add patterns to the flowers and mentioned that she seemed to be showered with flowers.
Oh that got the creative juices flowing and back to the drawing board I went!
I patterned the leaves which instantly made them seem more like part of the picture. I love how they turned out.
Then I used a gold pen to add in some raindrops and vertical lines. I found a single hole punch and punched out little dots from various colors of cardstock and went to town.
This now seems like a really 'finished' piece and I have Lisa to thank for her wonderful suggestions.
I have to say again how much I appreciate all of your feedback on my art! I am exploring so many new sides of me artistically, and some major inspiration comes from all of you! Thanks so much!
Happy Sunday Sketches All!


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Before I posted the final version I had written:

I've been working on this piece for a couple of weeks off and on - I love how vibrant she is! The flowers I added at the last minute and I am still pondering whether or not I like them....


Love to hear your feedback!


Hope you are all having a relaxing wonderful weekend. I'm off to an art festival with the idea of scoping things out for possibly participating next year...Hmmmmm!


Smiles to you all and Happy Sunday.

18 comments:

faerwillow said...

~it is an amazing journey watching your artwork bloom with color and such magical talent... these flowers...to me its a sweet added dimension and a fun little twist on your final piece...and the one below wit the green leaves...enchanting indeed...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Rebecca Anthony said...

There is a mystical energy that comes from a lot of your work. I just love the colors you've used here! This is a beautiful style you have blooming(O:

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Really pretty.

WrightStuff said...

I do love this series you are working on. I think the flowers should stay but perhaps need a little work. They seem a bit unfinished compared to the figure who is alive with a vibrant vibe (if there is such a thing!). Perhaps just a little pattern on the petals will tie everything together?? I do like their addition though - I'm imagining her in a shower of fragrant blooms on a moonlit night somewhere tropical!
Another thing you could try would be to make the blooms fade into the background more. Are they tissue? I would try wetting it so the tissue almost starts to dissolve... In fact, I might go and have a try myself to see if this technique works! It's nice to share the creative journey with each other. Let me know how you get on, mind you saying that - she does look just fine as she is, but you did ask!!

Julia Christie said...

Lisa - thanks for all these great suggestions! I think I may try patterning them with ink, I would have never thought of that! I love your ideas...Keep 'em coming!

WrightStuff said...

Oh I love how she turned out!! So chuffed I helped some small way. You really did create that wonderful blossom shower. It's definitely finished now - a wonderful piece.

Heather said...

Julia,
Wow, I love where you are taking your art. The additions are wonderful. It really is a shower of flowers in beautiful colors, no doubt Way to Go!!!
happy sunday!!!
xxoo
Heather

Fair Rosamund said...

I LOVE the way it turned out! There is so much movement and color in the piece! Your art is really blossoming beautifully :) ~Lauren

Sophia said...

Isn't if fun exploring different avenues of art? I am stuck in the watercolour world right now. :)

And I have to say, I am always intrigued with the amount of detail in your art. How DO you do it? :D

Debbie said...

I love the final version! Your detailed art always amazes me!

Lenora said...

She is a rainbow and holds a lot of energy! Thank you for sharing the development - we learn so much from watching someones progress or steps unfold!!

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful piece....and that is a great idea to add patterns to the flowers...beautiful work!!!

Julia Christie said...

Oh thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by and share my excitement! Sometimes when I finish a piece and it feels really 'right' it feels like flying!

Smiles and hugs to you all!

Jessie said...

Hi Julia, I love your artwork! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my Blog :) I'm away quite a bit over the summer but when we get back I'm looking forward to visiting here more, this looks really fun! xx

Kristin said...

WOW! This is so FAB - I love all the color and excitement in and around her - the hair is so cool! I can really appreciate how much work went into her and the results are just beautiful! Thank you too for your sweet comments about my first face - you are an inspiration, xo

Tammie said...

all the precious details are so lively and appealing. I think the flowers and leaves support your lovely lady perfectly, yea! So much fun.

CrowNology said...

Awesome! Both before and after...I love that you followed the advice and ended up with something spectacular...The patterns are gorgeous Julia.
Bravo.
xo
Andrea

lissa said...

love the colors and the patterns and especially the backdrop - compare to the version with black background, I think it works quite well with the color dots, it certainly brightens the whole piece