Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sunday Sketches


Hello Friends and Happy Sunday to you all! 

You can find more great Sunday Sketches over at our wonderfully hospitable hostess Sophia's place.  Be sure to check out all of the other participants, or better yet, join us by sketching something up and linking back to Sophia's 'Blue Chair Diary'!

This is a new gal that I am working on and trying a few new things ~ I did quite a bit of layering of a flesh colored pencil as a base and then used my etching tool to work in some flowers, followed by a green pencil to add detail and dimension.  I am not done but really like how it is coming along.

As always, I love to hear what you think and your feedback is most welcome.  Can't say enough times how much it makes my Sunday to visit all of you and share what we are all working on each week!!!

Wishing you a peaceful day and week ahead!

Smiles
xo

34 comments:

Ces said...

Oooh I like this one. Her clothes actually look like fabric! Amazing! Happy Sunday to you dear Julia! Tsup!

Ces said...

Oh goodness. I just clicked on it. So intricate!!! I am in awe!

Tammie said...

oh, she is so lovely and the fabric that wraps around her is lovely and feminine. So beautiful Julia!

Tammie said...

I did what Ces did, I clicked on it and the details are amazing! So do you etch on the paper and then color over it? I love that I could actually see that detail and all the others too. Glorious!

Heather said...

So detailed!!! Beautiful!!!

Amalia K said...

Hello Julia, I hope you are well? Wow, I have missed so much here and your ladies are looking more elegant than ever! It was nice to see that your series came out so beautifully... oxox

m7 said...

lovely colours and patterns as always :)

Diane said...

Your ladies are all so distinct--always!! I love them all!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

The colors are fabulous. FABULOUS!!! I can't imagine how many colored pencils you must run through in a sitting.

Marlene said...

She is so beautiful Julia. I love the etching on the flowers and her clothing really does look like real fabric. You keep getting better with each lady.

Kristin Dudish said...

I am love, love, loving the complementary reds and greens in this one - they really make this beauty jump right off the page!

xo
Kristin

Catherine... said...

The detail is gorgeous and she looks so happy..like it

Sophia said...

Gosh Julia,

Your girls continue to get better and better! Wow! This one has it's own distinct beauty within it and I love what's developing here.

Happy SS! Hugs! =)

Heather said...

Hello Julia,
Yes, she so beautiful. I did blow it up on my computer to gaze at all of your intricate detail. I just admire that about your art. So love the colors, too and her beautiful lips and gorgeous green eyes.
is that a 3-d flower in the bottom corner, there? very cool. love it. This is quite the collection of stunning ladies....all framed together they will be a smashing sight!
xoo

WrightStuff said...

Love the gypsy look. She has a gentle face and such beautiful eyes!!

EVA said...

Stunning! I love her eyes. Very interesting how dilated her pupils are - makes you wonder what she's looking at or thinking about. And her skin tone and lips are so well done.

Yes this one is a just stunning! Love it/her Julia!

Lenora said...

She is fabulous, very tropical and warm feeling. Love all the greens, emerald forest, eden.

Joann said...

The eyes are capitivating.

Shayla said...

The closeup photo on her face is so beautiful! Her skin/eye shadow/eyes are...amazing!!!

Kate said...

This is lovely....

Reflections said...

As always, she is lovely, coming along nicely. Love the flowers to add a little depth.

Christine said...

those eyes are like limpid pools!

aquariann said...

She's so very pretty! Great details already, especially the fabric flowing around her neck.

Missy said...

Ohhhhh, so pretty. I really like those flowers and the blues and greens, lovely!

Helen said...

Such a lovely picture. Your women always look so strong and full or character. Love them.

Debbie said...

She's so pretty and I really love the colors you used! Each week your girls just get better and better!

art2cee2 said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! :-)

Jessie said...

The colours! The pattern! I LOVE!! I looked at it in close up and the detail is lovely, it makes it really jump out! xx

- hey bro! - said...

Amazing work! Love the 3D-flowers in her hair, and all the fun patterns and colors!

Nicola said...

Wow Julie, I've just been catching up on your blog, I think with the OWOH event I just couldn't keep up with everyone's blogs. I ADORE this new piece and really love the added 3D element. I think your work is just amazing. I love her skin tone and the depth in her eyes. It's beautiful!!! Really a style unique to you! Love it! Congratulations on your feature too I'm very happy for you! xoxo

SaraLynn said...

Oh, wow! This one is gorgeous. I love the colors and the details of the flowers.

KateH said...

Hi, I just LOVE the picture on the top! Soo pretty! :)

If you want, chek out my sunday sketch on my Kate's Art blog :)

Gallery Juana said...

Her eyes are gorgeous and I always love the details and colors in your drawings.

bicocacolors said...

Pero que guapa, el detalle de la primera foto es espectacular....un bellezón!!!