Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday Sketches


Happy Sunday everyone!

For more great Sunday Sketches you can visit our wonderful hostess Sophia over at
Better yet, sketch something up and join us!

The above is a new piece I just started called 'Dreamweaver'
Still stretching myself this week, so I decided to try a downward glance and a slightly turned profile. Lots to learn I am finding, but it's fun to try different perspectives!


I had at first thought about trying to leave her hair white, but decided, (so far) to go with two shades: warm grey and a soft taupe color, with teal pieces worked in.  This is of course still in the very preliminary stages, but you can get an idea of where I am going with her.



So having fun losing myself in this lovely lady in between baking cookies and apple pies for the brood!
This is last night's baking for family game night, which turned out to be a total blast!  It is crazy busy and noisy here when the whole bunch is home, but so much fun to watch them interact, challenge each other, resolve disagreements, and just generally have fun.


Fun for Mama too as I am usually in the kitchen, baking and cooking, and just soaking up the richness that is having all of my children under the same roof! 
(There may have been some wicked jeopardy tournaments going on too!)



Every so often I stop and reflect on my fortune at having found such a wonderful community among all of my blogger friends, and I have to say again, thank you so much for sharing your journeys and encouraging mine!  Your thoughts and feedback are always so wonderful to read, and really enrich my life!

Wishing you all a fabulous and peaceful Sunday!

S m i l e s

Julia

31 comments:

Fallingladies said...

love the color in her hair and the downward look!

Diana Evans said...

oh my heavens!!! she is beautiful Julia!!! wow...the details are perfection!!!!

Happy Sunday!!!

Pop Art Minis said...

Awesome sketch...love the way you're mixing the colors in the hair

Marlene said...

Julia, she is absolutely gorgeous. I love her face the features are perfect and you have the downward glance just right. I think this may be my favorite one so far, but then again I have said that before. It has been so much fun to watch you grow.

Shayla said...

Oh my the colors...you so rock at creating color palettes! Her skin tone is lovely, as usually all your girls are! Intricate details and all!!! you are a superstar

Heather said...

Love her eyes! They are terrific! And you are really making me hungrey!!! Yummmmm!!!!

apinkdreamer said...

oh! she is so dreamy! like a fairy!!!!

Hannah Sommerville said...

Mmmm... You're making me hungry. I love hear head band and flower, Just lovely :)

Helen said...

Oh I love this - I love the downward pose. Beautiful.

Heather said...

Julia,
She's beautiful! I love the downward glance! That's you - How perfect! There is something about your faces, that I just love!
What a great night! Sounds like so much fun in your house! Game night- i like that idea!
and those cookies look delicious, can I come over????
and I will never tire ofhearing your nice words!!! they mean more than you can imagine! Thanks for being a great support and blog friend!
enjoy today!
xo

art2cee2 said...

Love the eyes. I can see that no one can draw faces like you...they are so beautiful! :-)

Catherine... said...

Loving those eyes and yum yum those cookies look delicious :) happy Sunday

Christine said...

she has such a beautiful face, and I love what you've done with her hair and headdress.

Thanks for sharing your baking as well, a real visual treat. Yum.

Diane said...

And Julia, I want to thank you for your encouragement and sharing you wonderful gift of art that you have.
Today, I'm getting together with ALL of my 5 kids--very rare for us to be together under the same roof--I'm looking forward to it. Families are fun times!!

EVA said...

Another beautiful girl Julia and what a difference the colour of hair makes.

Yummy treats!!

And thank you! I feel the same way - what a wonderful community of blogger friends!

Tammie said...

oh yum, your family is well cared for!
I love this gal, her down turned gaze, the beauty of her eyes and flighty hair. A true beauty.
Our blogging community really is a treasure, I must agree with you~

craftattack said...

Your drawing is beautiful; she looks as if she is keeping a wonderful secret. And the things you have baked are making me hungry! Nice to meet you, Julie! Hugs and sparkles from Germany, Valerie

Deanna said...

Very beautiful. I know how hard it is to sketch a 3/4 view profile and you have done an amazing job. And your pie and cookies are making my mouth water! Yum!

Teri C said...

The girl is just beautiful!!
And all those yummies! I'm hungry.

Gallery Juana said...

Those baked treats look so yummy!

First time for me to see this different portrait. Love how you've done the eyes and facial features.

lissa said...

I love her eyes, it's beautifully drawn. happy sunday!

Debbie said...

your sketches just get better and better! This is the best one yet! and I swear I can smell the apple pie and cookies. Yum! xoxo

Wanda's Wings said...

Just lovely.

WrightStuff said...

Beautifully soft and gentle. Have a look at the artwork on my blog today (not by me) - I think you could do one like this too - slightly haughty gypsy woman - about to dance to the fiddle by the camp fire! There - that's your challenge this week...

Rebecca Anthony said...

Okay, first of all I love the angle of the face! I need to branch out and try a few of those poses more often myself. Secondly those deliciously scrumptious baked goodies look delightful!! Enjoy your family day(O:

Sophia said...

Julia, she's coming along really well. I love what you've decided to do with her hair. :) And hey, any of that warm apple pie left?!

Kristin Dudish said...

You are such a bright light in the blogging world!

Today's beauty reminds me of someone... but I can't quite place who it is... It's going to drive me bananas!ha!

That pie looks marvelous - and the crust leaves are fantastic... almost too beautiful to eat... almost. hee hee

xo
Kristin

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

She is one of my favorite faces of yours. I love the 3/4 pose and the captivating beauty in her face. She reminds me a bit of a blue-eyed Angelina Jolie.

outdoor.mom said...

oh i have missed you and am glad to be catching up on your blog!! been outa the loop for a couple of weeks - ugh!! mmmm the baking looks good! The girl is very pretty. can't wait to scroll down and see what you've been up to :-)

outdoor.mom said...

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peggy aplSEEDS said...

she is beautiful! i've enjoyed my visit to your blog today.
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS