Saturday, July 26, 2008

Virtual Sketch Date For July

Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip

So this month there was another picture to draw for the Virtual Sketch Date. I managed to get some more time this time around to participate and thought the fruit would make a nice ACEO.

This month the reference was supplied by Leslie and she has a really great tutorial on her blog so go check that out. Also go and look at all the other art that people have done this month. Links with all the art will be posted on Sunday. Enjoy all the different and wonderful art :D

*edit* I really have to remember not to watch a movie that has any kind of military vehicle in it, 'cause Mr.Fuzzy talks over the actors trying to explain how the vehicle works :P Then again it was only "Reign of Fire" and I just want to look at the dragons and Gerard Butler so I don't need to hear what they are saying :p

21 comments:

"JeanneG" said...

Nice orange color on the fruit and purpley on the background.

Jeanette said...

Great colour choices on this Jennifer. It really jumps off the screen. Gorgeous

leslie said...

This feels like a tropical sunset!

I am laughing at the 'watching a movie and talking at the same time' thingey. I usually hold the remote for TV programs so that I can pause and "attend", then I resume.
I have trouble following some movies, and if I don't hear every word, I might as well not watch :)

Rose Welty said...

Lovely job Jennifer...very sunny...nice job on the shadows too.

Paulette said...

Luscious colours! Well done!

Melissa Muirhead said...

That's gorgeous, I love the dark background, it really makes the colours pop.

Sydney Harper said...

I like the rich colors and shading on this.

Jennifer Rose said...

thanks everyone! :D this was a lot of fun to do, and doing this as an ACEO meant I had time to work on it. Next time around I will probably do another ACEO so I can have a little album full of the cards drawn for the virtual sketch :)

MaryAnn Cleary said...

Great colors! Nice job.

Stacy said...

Nice ACEO Jennifer! The image has an entirely different feel without the leaves. I like your colors. And I think creating a vsd album of your entries is a great idea!

Sharon said...

The orange and purple are gorgeous!

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Nice work with complements and I like the simplification!

kay susan said...

Love the colours. Nice design, scrumptious! I like your idea of having an album of cards - I have real difficulty working small.

Michael said...

Mary GrandPré is the world renowned artist that created that covers for the American editions of the Harry Potter novels. This piece very much reminds me of her work. The colors are vibrant and there seems to be actual movement in the image. Excellent work.

Serena said...

This turned out great, Jennifer! I might join in on the next Virtual Sketch...it sounds like a lot of fun. :)

laura said...

What a fabulous shade of orange; I like how you cropped it down to the bare essentials, and then made the most of them!

Chrissy said...

This is lovely...I bought some prismas, am having so much fun, cept I feel like a numpty cos its like starting from scratch. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I needs lots of tutorials, LOL

Jennifer Rose said...

thanks everyone for all the really nice comments :D

Michael what a really nice thing to say! :D

Serena it is a lot of fun :) hopefully you can participate next month

Jennifer Rose said...

Chrissy if your go to the coloured pencil forum on wetcanvas there are a lot of threads full of really helpful hints and tuts. And everyone there is very welcoming and there is a lot of people that are willing to help with anything. Just be careful if you do go and look at the site, can get very addicting reading and posting lol
(my name there is faula, just to let you know)

Quilt Knit said...

Wonderful color. It is so direct, very bright.

Sherrie Roberts

Jennifer Rose said...

Thanks Sherrie :)