Sunday, August 21, 2011

Work in Progress: Tree Sprite ACEO Sketch

Friday I frolicked in my first Sketch Fest, hosted by Ellen Million Graphics. Sketch Fest is a 24 hour creative event where anyone can submit descriptions of visions they wish to be drawn into reality. Artists claim those prompts to use as inspiration when drawing - but are only allowed to work on each sketch for an hour before sharing.

I was amazed at the amount of intriguing prompts - so many of them beckoned fantastical scenes into my mind. However, "The Mask" tied itself to my head and wouldn't budge, as that morning I'd procured Beadmask's Little Spriteling Leather Mask in Shades of Olive and Soft Gold. An hour flew by and I reluctantly put down my pencil and uploaded my initial sketch. I couldn't bear to leave her unfinished - the next night I spent another hour editing and inking.

WIP Tree Sprite

Tree Sprite ACEO is inked with black Sakura Pigma Micron Pens onto Strathmore Smooth Bristol Paper and soon to be swaying in Prismacolor pencils.

Branch over to Sunday Sketches to see more art by creative souls.

18 comments :

  1. Wonderful sketch...love the flowing lines and mystery behind the mask! Look forward to seeing the colors pop! POP ART MINIS

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  2. What a cool idea. I feel all inspired to try something like that in an hour now.

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  3. those eyes! Can't wait to see it coloured in.

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  4. Wow.. so gorgeous and symbolic....I love this amazing piece..beautiful work!!...we are kindreds..I love masks too!
    Victoria

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  5. great sketch. love the eyes.

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  6. Magical! What a wonderful idea, that one hour sketch.

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  7. I love spirits! I love woodland spirits more. Loving the leaves as a dress she's wearing.

    dita

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  8. Not a bad first sketch. If this background were brown, I'd say you're done! It looks like a depiction of an image handcarved in tree trunk. (Have you seen the Tree of Life at Disney World Florida? Like that.)

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  9. Hello!
    What a cool and clever idea for a sketch challenge...I like it! Great job on the leaves!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this brown eyed beauty with us at Sunday Sketches...I really appreciate it!
    Thanks you and happy sketching!
    heather

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  10. Awesome! You are so talented ~ over from Sunday Sketches ~Thanks for sharing, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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  11. Very cool drawing, sketch fest sounds fun!

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  12. Cool sketch as usual :-). And that sounds like an interesting art challenge, too.

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  13. Love the mystique, yet flowing feel of the piece. Stunning!

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  14. That sounds like fun! I like your interpretation of mask.

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  15. Is always amazing to see your creative process as each piece evolves..

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