Showing posts from July, 2010

Rose Complete

Steps to Realistic Pencil Drawings ~Step 1: Pick out a clear detailed photograph. Chose wisely, no blurry images. Your final drawing results will be very gratifying depending on the quality of the original photograph. ~Step 2: Draw an outline with 2H pencil. Draw it lightly so that if you make a mistake you can erase easily. ~Step 3: This is the fun part. Now you really have to look at the photograph. For example, with a rose pedal, notice every vain on the rose. Notice every flaw of the rose, the more you notice the more realistic your drawing will be. Start with the left corner of the page, so you do not smudge the graphite. You can also put a plain white paper on the section you are not using. When I do pencil portraits, I start with the pupal of the eye and work my way out. ~Work very slow; do not speed. Work an hour an inch, that is how you get the best results . Remember the more practice the better your drawings will get. Practice makes perfect, so practi

Lake Ella

  Tittle: Lake Ella Spherized (Acrylic painting on canvas) 20 x 16 inches    I wanted to capture the warm feeling that I get when I walk around Lake Ella. Many people go there for the scenery, exercise, walks, picnic, shelter, and just a simple outing. I go there to see and feel life. I see the muscovy ducks, turtles, three pekin white ducks, fish, and many friendly faces. The light symbolizes life. It also symbolizes how something so simple like a walk around the lake can make you feel very warm and alive with not a care in the world.     The symbolism of the sphere is the feeling of wholeness that everyone shares when they walk sixth-tenths of a mile around Lake Ella. Learn the history,

Panda Contest Winners - July 2010

~Congratulations to all the winner's. ~   Great Panda II First Place Winner ~ Keith Lovejoy Great job Keith!  Two wins in one contest. Now that is impressive.   Great Panda Second Place Winner ~ Keith Lovejoy Beautiful Digital Photograph!   Morning Snack Third Place Winner ~ Sheryl Unwin The panda is sure making me hungry. This piece came out beautiful.  Prisma colored pencils make a a wonderful piece of art   Panda Date ~Susan A Becker I had to give credit to Susan because this oil painting really caught my eye. The colors are fantastic and blended together in a playful way. You got my vote. All other participants thank you for subm