Saturday, January 24, 2009

January Virtual Sketch 2009

January Virtual Sketch Date
Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip
ACEO coloured pencil on Canson Mi-Tientes

This month on the virtual sketch date the reference picture has been provided by Jeanette Jobson.

This was a quick little card to do. I completely forgot about this, so while I would have liked to maybe spend an extra few hours on it, I'm happy with the way it turned out. Didn't do a lot of detail. Just wanted to try to focus on the colours in the Clementine.


HElen said...

Beautiful! I love your work alot!

Kerry said...

Looks tasty to me, very nice

MaryO said...

Very nice colored pencil work, Jennifer! Why not use this as your Photo a Day shot? We love to see your work.

Rose Welty said...

I like the crop here Jennifer - makes it stand out.

Macpurp said...

sunshine on a plate!
beautiful work here!

Jeanette said...

Fabulous colours Jennifer. There's a real glow to it.

Gail said...

Nice work Jennifer.
I'm guessing that since you used Mi Tientes that you choose an orange color...very challenging to work with the color of the paper for this sketch...similar to watercolor and conserving the whites.
Great job.

Chrissy said...

Lovely vibrant colour Jen. You ahve really got the deep succulent orange and the texture looks great too :-)

Sydney Harper said...

I think you did just enough detail. It's very nice. I love the rich colors in this piece.

"JeanneG" said...

I forgot too so had to whip one out at the sound of the gong of midnight. I'm loving these orange backgrounds. They just add so much to the radiance of the pieces.

Jennifer Rose said...

thanks helen and kerry :)

I just might end up using some art if I can't find anything to take a photo of the rest of the week :)

thanks Rose :)

Thanks Tina, this has made me want a Clementine

thanks Jeanette :)

Gail- yeah I cheated and used orange paper :) made things easier.

Thanks Chrissy and Sydney :)

Jeanne- I always say to myself that I will start right when the ref is posted but always forget lol

bluelilac said...

The orange colour is vibrant and you have made it all work together so well.
And thanks for commenting on my version posted at my blog.
This was fun to do and seeing so many versions and interpretations is always such a treat.

Stacy said...

I'm late in posting my comments this month. I'm hoping it makes it more fun than getting all the comments on one day. ;P I like how you changed this to being more monochrome and am surprised how much glows it has even without the contrasting colored background. I like your crop too!