Sunday, July 1, 2012

Yellow Daffodil Flower Drawing

When life hands you lemons ... make Strawberry Lemonade Punch color schemed artwork for the Summer of Color challenge! Due to a busy schedule (especially on Saturday, as I went to a friend's birthday lunch, came home to bake caramel banana cake with homemade honey-cinnamon frosting and then whisked the dessert away to a girl's night-in party), it took me a little longer than usual to complete this week's ice cream flavor theme.

I drew a daffodil, a flower known for its sunny shades of yellow. I was originally going to strictly stick to the color palette and use different shades of pink for the background. But all that brightness begged for the contrast of a dark green.

Daffodil flower art is drawn entirely with Prismacolor pencils. I've used White, Canary Yellow, Sand, Goldenrod and Bronze pencils to color the petals and Deco Pink, Pink and Dark Green pencils to color the swirly background. Drawing is on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper, hand cut to approximately 3.5" by 2.5", ACEO size.

Daffodil Flower Drawing

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

35 comments :

  1. wonderful lemon yellow, I like it!

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  2. Wonderful. I've only just started my summer of colour piece. I've just laid down some watercolour and covered it in salt for an interesting background - now the frustration of waiting for it to dry! I've another piece in the airring cupboard already!

    You did a fab job with those pencils. They are my faves. You really captured the grooves of the petals and the intricate shading.

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  3. Beautiful... prismas really are a dream to work with... :)

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  4. This is so pretty. Love works in yellow
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  5. this is gorgeous. your pencil work is amazing!
    nice and cheerful too

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  6. wow, i really love this! Yellow is one of my favorite colors. :-)

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  7. cool!! what colours are these? pastels?

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  8. That flower is looking so beautiful so far! You do such great work with colored pencils, and I can really admire that as I just don't have the patience for them half the time ;)

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  9. Your daffodil is wonderful and beautiful. :) Well done. Hugs xx

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  10. Wonderful and so well done ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. Beautiful shading of the yellows in your flower! It looks so dimensional!

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  12. what a beautiful drawing!

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  13. This is beautiful..i small toil scared to say a colour...lol...its prob totally wrong....and that cake you made sounds delish ...xxx

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  14. I do think it is begging for rich dark green.... it will look just wonderful... the shading and tonal owrk is so wonderful and I think the darker background would really bring that out...xx

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  15. So pretty even if it's not finished!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. Really been enjoying your flowers. And I think the background would work i hot pink or dark green. Go with your gut!

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  17. yellow never looked so stunning until i see that daffodils! Hugs.

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  18. You really did a neat job of capturing that daffodil.

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  19. Beautiful daffodil - Yellow is such an uplifting color.

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  20. I do love what you're doing this summer. I have yet to start this weeks prompt but excited to do so. Yellow is soooo happy!!!

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  21. Wow this is beautifully done.
    This year's challenge has been just wonderful with all it's colours and the creativity is amazing, yours included.
    Lesley

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  22. I could sunbathe just looking at the sunny daffodil! I love the way you captured the light. Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my picnic on the floor :)

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  23. I love what you created. Beautiful work.

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  24. Beautiful lemon color. I love daffodils. We get them in our yard every year. Nice job.

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  25. Boo. I can't see the picture, and I've reloaded the page twice. Happy PPF anyway!

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  26. Very pretty, I like the swirly background too :o)

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  27. This is exactly what I work with for my color ACEO work, except I don't use the vellum, I do like the look of that though. Beautiful flower. Blessings, Janet PPF

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