Friday, February 23, 2007

Still-life sketch - "oranges in red netting" (cont'd)

Continuing on with my sketch to show how it finished up. The netting took the longest to work in and although I could have added in shading for it as well, I decided to leave it as is for now. Quick mention: it really helped to have my red pencil super sharp at all times when doing the netting - electric pencil sharpeners are the only way to go!

Step 3 - netting almost complete and shading started....
















Step 4 - finished piece: netting completed, shadows deepened, highlights brightened












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10 Comments:

Anonymous lin said...

Laura -- thank you for your kind note on my blog -- this is my first time to yours -- and it's such a pleasure! Your oranges in netting are AWESOME!!! What an achievement! You have a delightful style, and I look forward to seeing more from you!

2/23/2007 6:29 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you Lin you are very sweet =) Also thanks for the wonderful feedback on the oranges - they were a challenge, good thing the work is cumulative!

2/24/2007 5:28 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Laura I just had to come back around and tell you how absolutely scrumptious and beautiful this drawing is! I admire your technique and i just love this!!! Your hard and diligent work has paid off and you must feel so pleased!

2/24/2007 5:55 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you Val!!! How sweet of you to come back and actually I think I just missed you in the blog stream as I had just finished posting on yours!! =)

So glad you enjoyed my "oranges" and they were as tasty as they look - yum! Yes I have been putting in many hours drawing from life and it's finally starting to show, but I have many miles to go before I sleep =)

2/24/2007 6:20 PM  
Blogger mrana said...

This drawing is wonderful, I love to see how a drawing progresses -- the texture on the oranges (and colour yum) is beautifully done and the netting ... phew, that took a lot of patience.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog and of course you can link to me too!

2/24/2007 6:40 PM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

Great drawing. I am wowed by the quality, not only of the oranges themselves but the net. Excellent job! Glad i found your blog through Teri.

2/25/2007 6:36 AM  
Blogger BZ said...

Oh, this is very beautiful. I enjoyed seeing it in various stages. For me, the netting would be really hard to do and I gueass I'd never even try. Wonderful still life!

2/25/2007 10:58 PM  
Blogger mike said...

Great composition for such common objects, the netting really brings it all together. Great eye you have...

3/02/2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oooh saw these on Flickr - they are fantastic!

3/03/2007 3:55 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Wow, this turned out just fantastic. The shading is perfect and that netting must have been a real chore!

Thanks for your comments on my blog about art school. I think I am a just a little overwhelmed and I am also one to set very high expectations for myself so difficult that they are very hard to meet.

3/03/2007 7:22 PM  

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