Sunday, July 15, 2012

Red Daisy Flower Drawing

The Summer of Color event has blinked by brightly. The last challenge is Watermelon Ice, a red fruit flavor with black chocolate chip "seeds." I am proud to have officially completed a piece each week, six weeks in a row. That is a new record for me. Sticking with the flower series helped to motivate me. As did all of your great comments, thanks for the support. I'm considering listing my art card garden on eBay, so email me at underwater at aquariann dot com if you're interested in plucking up an original first. $50 includes the shipping and a protective sports card sleeve.

This week I used a Gerbera daisy picture as a reference. Daisy art is drawn entirely with Prismacolor pencils. I used Blush Pink, Carmine Red, Scarlet Lake and Black Cherry pencils to color the flower. The background swirls are colored with White, Warm Grey 30%, Warm Grey 50% and Black pencils. Drawing is on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper, hand cut to approximately 3.5" by 2.5", ACEO size.

Daisy Flower Drawing

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

43 comments :

  1. Nice flower drawing! I am not that good with colored pencils and just getting better at watercolor. That,s why I use markers.

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  2. i really like the theme you chose and stuck to for this challenge. i think that next year, i might try something similar as i struggled from week to week on how to utilize the colors.

    i think i might like your daisy best of all!

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  3. Gorgeous and I really love the background!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous...blooming and popping with color! :)

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  5. Just stunning... you have finished the summer of colour on a high with this one... love the tonal work and you have captured the colours perfectly... xx

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  6. I love this! Gorgeous, and well done you for sticking with it, it is such a good feeling to complete something. :) I feel this way about my index cards.

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  7. Lovely creation ~ perfect for Summer Colors ^_^ ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. beautiful! I can't believe that's pencil! Your work is wonderful!

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  9. Beautiful flower. I really like how you got all the variations in the red.

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  10. Your shading is gorgeous! I love the spirals in the background, too.

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  11. WOW this is so gorgeous with the Gerbera. Beautiful background.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  12. A lovely, vibrant flower - just stunning.

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  13. what a glorious flower! just busts right out of the page

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  14. I LOVE this flower and the warm yummy color! :)

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  15. Beautiful! I love the color pairing here.

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  16. Wow, that's so striking against the black and white background. Great artwork!

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  17. Great watermelon inspired daisy. Beautiful

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  18. Beautiful pencil work! This is wonderful!

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  19. so lovely
    flower, petals and spiral
    plus the dynamic colors.

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  20. this is truly a gorgeous flower. Annette x

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  21. Pencils?! I thought it was a painting at first, not a drawing! Amazing work with all the lights and shading~

    // Virtual Boy

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  22. Beeeeautiful! I think this is my fav of your flower series!

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  23. Pinned it here http://pinterest.com/pin/91690542384211700/

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  24. Beautiful.... I love it.
    http://meltingmoments.info/

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  25. its just amazing! hard to believe its done in pencil since its just to striking! \m/

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  26. Hey - visiting via the Welcome Wednesday Hop :)

    Really loving your artwork - so lovely.

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. WOW, loving the bright red!. It looks almost like water-soluble crayons :). Great job!

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  28. Very nice contrast between that bright red and the greys!

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  29. What a lovely drawing! The opposition of spirals & radial elements in the flower is very compelling.

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  30. Just stopping by as a new follower. This looks so great! I love how this drawing turned out.

    I would love if you stopped by and followed back
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com Have a great day

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  31. This is just beautiful! Love the watermelon colour!

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  32. Popped in from paint party Friday. Mice work

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  33. Love your painting, awesome red! Happy PPF!

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  34. OMGosh I haven't seen a Gerber daisy since I moved here. I use to buy them all the time, no place to plant them now. Great painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  35. Beautiful daisy! I love the whole series.

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