Saturday, June 23, 2012

Red Columbine Flower Drawing

My art card garden is growing! The Summer of Color challenge is already half over, and I've managed to complete a piece each week. For the third theme, I found a burgundy red columbine flower to draw whose colors match the smooth vanilla, black raspberry and cashew ingredients of Baskin-Robbins' Baseball Nut flavor. I can't recall having seen columbine flowers in person, but you can bet next time I go hiking, I shall keep my eyes open. Columbines are known to grow wild in woodland and mountain areas, so the fairies must nurture them there.

Columbine flower art is drawn entirely with Prismacolor pencils, from start to finish. I used Jasmine, Yellow Ochre and White pencils to blend the inside petals, and Pink Rose, Raspberry and Black Cherry pencils to blend the outside petals. Drawing is on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper, hand cut to approximately 3.5" by 2.5", ACEO size.

Columbine Flower Drawing

I've also linked up my colored pencil art and recommend visiting the following hops for more creative wonders: Sunday Sketches, Whimsy Wednesday, Thursday Favorite Things and Paint Party Friday.

58 comments :

  1. Popping by from Sunday Sketches...beautiful work...love the COLOR, Gorgeous!

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  2. ...greetings and merry meet Kristin! ~ awesome profusion of colour! ~ thankyoU! ~ for your share in this week's sunday sketches!... ...xXx... ...Samantha...

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  3. beautiful columbine, fits the theme wonderfully! I have yellow ones in my garden, I love them.

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  4. Beautiful. I love the colours :)

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  5. wow! really love the mix of colours! :)

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  6. It's beautiful! Lovely colors.
    Have a great Sunday!

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  7. Divine sketch ~ excellent colors ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. very very pretty - i like the color combinations

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  9. Just gorgeous - so soft and the color is beautiful

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  10. What a beautiful drawing. The colours you chose are just so soft...I want to reach out and touch it.

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  11. I love it!! So beautiful, you got me at the swirls... very very nice piece!! So surprising it's done with pencil crayons!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. beautiful! I have a friend that also does incredible work with prismacolor - google mark doepker - wonderful artist too.
    cheers, dana

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  13. beautiful job! love your flower!

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  14. Really really pretty and well done! Love it. HSS!

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  15. This is so beautiful. Colored pencils, done well, require real skill, which obviously you have!

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  16. This is wonderful! The colors blend seamlessly and the gorgeous flower hypnotizes me into the picture!

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  17. Beautiful job with the shading!

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  18. So gorgeous and magical..lush decadent color palette..I am dazzled..beautiful work!!
    Victoria

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  19. beautiful colors! good job on completing a piece each week!

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  20. I so much admire the quiet and discpline it takes ot create such stunning work...the complexity of flowers frighten me and I am more content to just adore them and not attempt to render! This is gorgeous!

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  21. Oh...your artwork is amazing ....you did a fantastic job with this weeks colours!! Jan x

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  22. Beautiful columbine flower!. I went to college in Colorado and columbine is our favorite flowers...great sketch!. It brings back sweet memories.

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  23. WOW This is so gorgeous. Beautiful flower and colors.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  24. Gorgeous work, so loving this. Happy SOC, Annette x

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  25. I'm in prisma love at the moment!

    Great piece!

    Karenx

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  26. Beautiful drawing - so delicate and the colours are perfect for the this weeks challenge. Just lovely!

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  27. Gorgeous! This is one of my favorite flowers...reminds me of my Grama who loved these pink ones...!

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  28. Wow that is absolute gorgeous and I love that flower it was my Dad's favourite!

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  29. This looks really great! Love the softness of it.

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  30. Gorgeous. Love the openness of it!

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  31. Really beautiful, perfect for this week's SOC flavour.

    See you next week at SOC!

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  32. Beautiful. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  33. the columbine is so dreamy and the perfect luscious color as you described ...now I need an ice-cream cone today. My favorite ice cream is burgundy cherry

    -KAT- #53

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  34. so lovely
    your soft shading is a joy to see

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  35. This is a great take on the colours and I love the softness of prismas don't you...xx

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  36. what a gorgeous flower! so sunny

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  37. this is beautiful! I'm really enjoying the summer of colour and the wonderful art everyone is submitting!

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  38. Columbine is one of my favorite flowers and you made a lovely rendition of one!! great job!

    happy PPF

    Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

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  39. Gorgeous flower and spiral details...

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  40. Columbines are my very favorite flowers - though I haven't succeeded in growing them yet. Beautiful job!

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