Sunday, July 24, 2011

Illustration Friday: Perennial

Jackalope & Cactus study. graphite, watercolor & ink on watercolor paper, 8 x 9", 2011.
This week's theme for Illustration Friday was perennial. I've drawn (and am still drawing) so many flowers this year, so I went for a different sort of perennial. I think cacti are really interesting. Why did I draw a jackalope? I know it has nothing to do with the theme; I'm using jackalopes for something in the future, and I thought this was a good opportunity to practice.

Last week I used a circle frame for my drawing, and liked how it turned out, so I decided to try an oval frame this time. The photography came out a little better too, but still not as well as I would have liked... I guess I have to keep practicing!

11 comments:

  1. Great, Sarah! The colors are wonderful!

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  2. Those are really lovely cacti! I love the spines and the sketchy white bands on his antlers - just right. Did you use acrylic ink?

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  3. Franklin, Cliff, Jack, and EmilyJuly 24, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    I want all your bunny illustrations!!! <3

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  4. Thanks everyone!

    Cally: I did use white acrylic ink. I treated myself to a whole ink set last month, and I'm addicted!

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  5. Looks Easter-y, with pastels and rabbity critter.
    Loved your note on my blog about the worm rings and spitting.

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  6. Looks like an Easter piece... kind of. Love the soft colors.

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  7. Sarah draws things
    and the things that draws Sarah, I really like!
    :)

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  8. I love your different take on this! It's beautiful!

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  9. What a surprise! Lovely colors, too.

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  10. Your art is amazing! I LOVE your sketchbook pictures!

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