Sunday, September 5, 2010



Hi everyone!  hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday so far!  for more wonderful sketches head over to Sophia's place and check out all of the other talented participants.

This is Amira's first attempt at a still life - a plate of different veggies. 
I think she did a great job!
I'm off to visit the other participants, coffee in hand!  Have a great day!



faerwillow said...

~wonderful "still life" amira! looks like a bowl full of goodness...and your mermaid turned out beautiful as well...l♥ve how you made your sun or is it a moon??? and your tree...such detail to them both...if only we could see just like so...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Tammie said...

This still life is wonderful Amira! I can see that you love art.

Julia, Moongazer is so lovely, her spirit, her face, all the details in this piece are so charming.

Marlene said...

Amira, Wonderful still life, the composition is great, you achieved perfect balance. I do hope you keep drawing and painting as you have talent young lady.

I love the mermaid, the detail and colors are so appealing. I wish you had time to join in the sketchbook project also, I am sure your book would be amazing.

WrightStuff said...

I've loved following the progress of this little beauty. Great scales and waves.

Debbie said...

I love the blues and greens together in this wonderfully detailed drawing. Your daughter has such a nice talent too!

Sophia said...

Your moongazer is lovely. I particularly like the flower pattern on your mermaid. :) Again, still incredibly amazed at all of the detail you put in your artwork.

Amira's still life sketch is great. What a super job for the first time. :)

Lenora said...

Love all the detail! She is beautiful! Amira, well done - now I am hungry - I love fruit!

Jackie said...

I love moongazer. I love all the texture in your pieces .Amira did a beautiful job!

Fair Rosamund said...

This is just beautiful! I really love the flowers and the ornate little waves :) Your work is so intricate and symbolic looking, I love it!! :) ~Lauren

Kristin Dudish said...

Oooooh... Look how great 'Moongazer' looks in full color!!! All that fine detail that I love so much really pops now that there is all of that wonderful color :)

So happy to see Amira's first still life - a rite of passage as an artist :)
(I think she did a great job too!)

Heather said...

Julia, when Moongazer popped up on my screen this morning, I said, "wow!" she really is lovely. The details you are creating in your pictures are really bringing the characters to life. I love the scales on her body. great work.

amira, drawing fruit is actually one of my favorite little excersises. You, are doing wonderful things with your colored pencils. Keep up the good work!!! have a good week in school


lissa said...

wow, what great details/textures, it must have taken a while just to draw them, I'm always impress by all the ways you can add details

Amira's certainly moving along nicely, perhaps she will try paint next time

thanks for coming over and leaving wonderful words, your visit is always greatly appreciated even if I don't say so, thank you!

Julia Christie said...

Amira and I thank you all so much for making this so enjoyable for us. We really look forward each week to discussing what we are going to work on throughout the week to share with our Sunday Sketches friends, and reading your lovely comments makes it that much more fun!

Hugs and smiles

Amalia K said...

Julia darling, your Moongazer is absolutely divine!!! You always say you like the way I render hair...well, I like the way YOU do it!

And it seems that little Amira could be the next Cezanne judging from her bowl of fruits!

Hugs oxx

PS: Good luck in your moving! I hope you find magic in the new dwellings... (^_^)