Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday Sketches


Good Sunday Morning Everyone! 
How was your week?  I hope it was calmer than mine!
For more great sketches be sure to stop by Blue Chair Diary,
or better yet, let your creative juices flow and join us.  Just sketch something up and use dear mr. linky over at Sophia's place!

This is a sketch I am playing around with - I am trying to figure out how to do darker skinned women, but it comes out very grainy with my colored pencils, even after using a blending stump...So I will have to keep trying!

Looking forward to seeing what everyone sketched this week!


In case you missed my post this week, here is last week's sketch and how she turned out:

If you are interested in how I finish off my pieces and get them ready for the printer,
you can read about that here.

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday and a relaxing week to come!

Smiles   :-)

24 comments:

Tammie said...

hello Julia!

your ladies are so lovely!
recently I discovered a pencil by prismacolor called colourless. It is a wonderful blending tool, you might give it a try. I love it when you explore new things. Wishing you a grand Sunday.

Julia Christie said...

Thank you Tammie, I will have to look for that one!

Smiles

Reflections said...

Stunning as usual. Gorgeous ladies! The backdrop frames are perfect to make the ladies pop!

Gumnut said...

You have some wonderfully beautiful designs here, and the eyes of your women catch you and hold on.

I love the colours.

Nutty
(via Sunday Sketches)

Helen said...

Wonderful picture and I love how they both turned out.

WrightStuff said...

I just love watching your artwork develop week by week - you are progressing so fast. I'd just buy more prismacolours if I were you (any excuse eh?)

Marlene said...

Good Morning, Another beauty in the works I see. I think you have really developed a lovely style over these last few months. Have you tried water color pencil yet? It may help you get the effect and color you want without being grainy.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Incredible. What an impact those eyes and mouth make. Very intense. I love your finished piece, especially the chosen colors. The detail is insane.

dthaase said...

great line work and colloring!

Heather said...

These both are very lovely. I love the detail on the flower on the red girl!

Sophia said...

Good morning, Julia. I am SO loving the neck scarves in your sketches as of late. Maybe because I love scarves (long ones) besides stipred socks?! :D

She's looking lovely and am looking forward to seeing your finished piece.

Hugs! Happy SS!

Jehanne said...

oh wow this week sketch is looking sultry, and last weeks has turned out absolutely wonderful, so peaceful and soulful. I am looking forward to seeing this week's completed.

Debbie said...

your girls are so pretty, I'm really enjoying the red one!

SaraLynn said...

I love your images, especially the first one - she looks just like a friend of mine!

Christine said...

the ladies look so lovely. The second one looks so beautiful all coloured in.

Lenora said...

Wonderful and I will check out your tutorial info too! Agree about your eye talent in general!

Missy said...

Lovely sketch, I always love your eyes you draw. Last week's piece looks beautiful!

Gallery Juana said...

The backdrop on your finished piece is so pretty. She looks like a princess from some far off land.

m7 said...

the details n colours are lovely...!

Rebecca Anthony said...

I love to see the transformation from where you started from then the finished piece! This next sketch is nice on the angle with her hair flowing, very nice!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Love the flowing hairs!

layering in colour works for me,
I put down a light layer and then blend it down with a white pencil crayon...then put on a second layer of shading...darker shades, and then use the blending stump on that surface. It helps to smooth out the finish and leave your drawing with a polished and refined look.

great stuff!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Julia,
I love the sepia touches you added to this beauty :) I hope that everyone clicks on your drawings to see the full extent of your details... they truly are wonderful. (It was neat to get a behind the scenes look at your process too - that purple paper really is magnificent)
xo
Kristin

Beth Niquette said...

Hello, Julia! I LOVE your artwork! so much so, I have featured your blog and artwork on FAT (Featured Art Tuesday) Artist Spotlight this week. I absolutely love your blog, too! Have a wonderful week.

KateH said...

I love them too! They are so nice and gentle, and all the colors! I love how you combine different things in the pictures :) nice job!!