Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sunday Sketches - Sepia Girl

Happy Sunday All!  I am not sure if we will be having Sunday Sketches this weekend or not - Certainly not without our lovely hostesss Sophia, so I will just post this to share and change it to SS later if Sophia is up to hosting - Either way, our thoughts are with Sophia and her family during this difficult time.




Thought I would post some progress pictures of 'Sepia girl'... :-)
Not sure what to call her yet but I am using lots of sepia colored ink on her so that is her lovely title for now. (I apologize for the shadows in the picture)

Below you can see I have started to layer in some rich browns for the flower and hair - I had originally intended to do the whole flower/leaf part of the drawing in brown tones, but it just didn't come out right so I switched it up with my favorite green and pink pencils.  I love the color combinations!  You can also get a peak at the lower part of this piece.  I am thinking of doing some vinework, sort of like a body hennae treatment on the upper part of her body, and the lower part will be wrapped in a sarong type wrap.
This is how she started earlier this week...

Love to hear your thoughts as always.  Wishing you all a wonderful and relaxing Sunday and week to come!


31 comments:

Rebecca Anthony said...

Oh my gosh this is going to be amazing!!!!!! She is gorgeous! I absolutely love all the sepia tones and the idea of doing a henna vine pattern sounds incredible, I can't wait to see her when you've finished!!

Lenora said...

I agree, she is a beauty! Her face is amazing! THe eyes and lips are fascinating.. and I love sepia. So soft!

Deanna said...

I'm so jealous. lol. You are extremely talented and she is very lovely. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

KateH said...

Oh my word! I absolutely LOVE the line art :) I have always loved it and for years it was the only thing I did.. then I started getting more into colors which I love today, but I still keep the lines pretty much everywhere in everything. Your stuff is soo lovely! great job!

ashbeezone said...

Awesome ...
Check out mine ..
http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/the-music-girl-sketching-and-crayon-coloring/

Heather said...

This is so beautiful! I think this is my favorite one so far!!! Do I say that to you every week. They just get better and better!

Catherine... said...

She's beautiful love the colours you have used..

WrightStuff said...

It's quite scary (in a nice way) the speed at which your art is progressing. I wonder what you'll be producing this time next year. You have certainly found your niche. This latest piece is incredible. The detail is a delight - and I love your plans for her. Wonderful!!

Joann said...

Can't wait to see her finished.....I love her expression.

Marlene said...

She is absolutely gorgeous, I love the color and the tones you are getting. Her eyes are amazing and the lips, wow. You do just keep getting better and better.

Christine said...

I love her headdress, truly inspired today!

art2cee2 said...

I can only think of one word...Beautiful! :-)

Missy said...

Pretty, I LOVEEEEEEE this color scheme.

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely : )

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is so beautiful!!! wonderful work!!!!

Reflections said...

She is turning out absolutely beautiful. Love the color choices. Stunning.

Heather said...

ok, LOVE this! Julia, this is amazing! she's like a gorgeous mother earth, with the beautiful colors you have chosen. this is your best in my book! I just can't get enough of her!!!! can't wait to see her finished! well done my friend! xxoo

lissa said...

she's wonderful! love the hair/flower. for some reason, I want to name her Grace, she looks peaceful

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Your ladys are wonderful - I don't know how I would pick a favorite!
cheers, dana

Fallingladies said...

This is very cool, especially the idea of sepia and henna! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
-Andrea

Gallery Juana said...

I love the large brown flower and how you're doing a portrait and nude!

Ces said...

Wow! She is truly gorgeous. A lot of things on her hair like she is going to the derby with Audrey hepburn! I love her eyes.

Sophia said...

She is coming along great, Julia. I love the browns in this one. Love how the colour flows from her head to her lips. Such a warm, cozy feeling. Hugs!

Kristin Dudish said...

Gorgeous.

I love the way "sepia -girl" is progressing... I am so enjoying watching this evolution!

xo
Kristin

Jehanne said...

oh this is gorgeous!!! looking forward to seeing her finished :)

aquariann said...

Beautiful! She has such sweet lips.

outdoor.mom said...

Hennae would be FABULOUS on her!

Julia Christie said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I so appreciate each and every one!!

Smiles

Nelly said...

Really striking. I love see the different steps in the evolution of this piece. Love it!

Hannah Sommerville said...

This is beautiful. I love the balance of the composition. Thank you for showing us your process.

Chris said...

OMG Julia she is STUNNING!! I love all the wonderful detail that you put into you artwork and your faces are always so adorable. What an inspiration you are!!
I can't wait to see the completed painting I just know it is going to be wonderful. You have such an eye for colour I am in awe :-D
hugs
Chris xx