Sunday, June 10, 2012

Orange Tiger Lily Drawing

I've been in a drawing rut lately. But the Summer of Color challenge started this week so I dug deep. I hope to grow a new piece to share each week, so instead of sketching, inking and then coloring, I'm trying something new - and only using colored pencils. That means no erasing and no fretting that the image isn't perfect. I'm just going to let the colors flow.

For the 6-week event, I'll be practicing drawing flowers to incorporate into my fairy artworks. This year the inspirations are based on ice cream flavors. The first color scheme is "Rainbow Sherbet," a bold combination of pinks, oranges and a touch of white. I drew an orange tiger lily. I was envisioning the piece with a white and pink background, but as you can see by the deep blue, color happens.

Tiger Lily Drawing
Tiger lily drawing is colored with Prismacolor pencils onto ACEO sized Strathmore Vellum Bristol Paper.

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43 comments :

  1. Wow- that is so pretty :D LOVE the colors. Sure do wish I could draw like this! Have a great day!

    -Jessica
    http://mommiesblog2011.blogspot.com/

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  2. This looks so real, fantastic!

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  3. She's trying something new!! YAYYY!! You're on to something. Keep going with it. :) Love the orange and purple combo.

    As there is in all your pictures, there is a nice decorative quality about this one, similar to the style of Art Nouveau. Alfonse Mucha, for example, did some extraordinary things with flowers and figures. Might be worth reviewing his works.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cJiuCHdagdc/TWA2bHs8tPI/AAAAAAAAAak/iSUxQipNVH0/s1600/alphonse+mucha.jpg

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  4. Great shading! And I really like the blue against the orange. You gotta go where the inspiration takes you!!

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  5. absolutely beautiful! So glad the colors inspired you. I love how you used them.

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  6. such a lovely piece, the background design is wonderful and the highlight on the petals really make your flower pop for me.

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  7. Wow..totally blazing with beauty and radiance!! Gorgeous!!
    Victoria

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  8. That is a beautiful drawing. Sometimes a rut is the place you find some beautiful things!

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  9. Your tiger lily is absolutely STUNNING! What a wonderful job you did. Whoa! :)

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  10. Beautiful job! I love the rich colors.

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  11. So pretty! I admire your courage going for doing this with only colored pencil. It is something I have always wanted to try myself and never had the courage to do it. :)

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  12. I so love orange and blues together. I have orange tiger lilies blooming right now-so pretty!
    xo
    lynn

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  13. This is stunning...i live that blue contrast in the background...i see this on a greeting card...xxx

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  14. Truly inspirations!! Love it and the color choice is amazing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. I had trouble getting the pink in there as well so that is why I ended up with a pink background... this is just gorgeous... I love oranges and blues together and this just screams summer to me...xx

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  16. Good for you for branching out! I found the "no line" drawing and using only shading to be the most difficult part of the single fine art class I took in university. I also recall learning to draw flowers in elementary school by using the grid technique. You just draw one square in the grid at a time from a photo.

    Glad you are proud to stand out in colour too.

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  17. wow - these jumps right out - I LOVE the vibrant bold colors - beautiful!

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  18. Wow, truly beautiful - I love your blending techniques on the petals

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  19. I love the detail you captured in the petals! And I also often find that my art/crafty thing creates itself after a while.
    x x x

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  20. beautiful creation ~ I love your art style no matter what you do ~~ thanks, ^_^
    (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. oooooooh this is lovely! I like tiger lillys anyway but this is beautiful!

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  22. I love it! It is so bright and beautiful! :)

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  23. What a a beautiful flower.....

    Stunning colours.

    Karen

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  24. The flower is beautiful. As usual, your choice of color is just perfect. Hope to see more flowers soon.

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  25. WOW! Love the way it looks...so orangey with beautifl golden light and such beautiful highlights and popping up! and you say without erasing! Too good! I love blooms..anyof it for that matter. Tiger lilies, Xcellent!

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  26. The blue really compliments it - the flower positively glows.

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  27. wow this is stunning for the SOC. Annette x

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  28. The blue really makes it pop! Love it!

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  29. gorgeous color! so bold. so beautiful!

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  30. Gorgeous! I love how bright the colors are and I just love tiger lilies. You always have so many pretty flowers around here!

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  31. Your rainbow sherbert artwork is fab! .. looking forward to your week 2 now!!
    Jan x

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  32. This is a beautiful flower. I love how the blue really allows the flower to shine.

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  33. Wow... the Tiger lily just pops.. one of my favorite flowers... so beautiful.. like your idea of just going with it..
    xx

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  34. Oh! I'd love to join, but I'm afraid I'm far too late! June's got me committed to a monthlong art challenge already. :( Maybe I'll run my own dang color challenge in July, though!XD

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  35. wow the coloured pencils look so vivid! Beautiful lily.

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