Sunday, September 26, 2010

brought to your doorstep

A couple of versions of this drawing. I added a bit of colour to it because it seemed to be asking for it. Just something to lift it. I'm not sure which I prefer. What do you think?

I say I added some colour but really, I've never actually been to Scotland when it's been anything but grey. That's not a complaint. I love a grey sky. And, I'd probably be disappointed if it wasn't that way. Especially when you are taking a boat trip on Loch Ness. It should be nothing but grey, dramatic and spooky. Not that you aren't spooked enough, of course.

Also, please don't laugh at my Mona Lisa. I did copy her from a fridge magnet. I got it in Amboise, France, which, I believe, is the town where Da Vinci died. If he didn't I was being lied to.

In my drawing she seems to have a touch of the Princess Anne about her. Which really is ironic, on my first attempt at drawing her she ended up looking exactly like Prince Charles. It's true.

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Blogger Karen Kyle Ericson said...

I like the one with the extra color. It's nice because there's just enough to bring the page to life. Nice work!

12:38 AM  
Blogger Michele Meister said...

Yes, this touch of a colour is nice...
BUT : beautiful drawings with or without colour
and Mona Lisa is very cuuuuute....

12:47 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Seaver said...

Well, obviously, Mona Lisa is undiscovered royal lineage (or something!) The drawings are so beautifully rendered, I don't have an opinion about color or not. I love them both (how helpful is that?!)

1:42 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

i like the little pop of color!

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are beautiful. Very nice artwork...

4:05 AM  
Blogger KiĀ® said...

amazing.. i like~ =]

5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me too! I like the one with the touch of 'Green color'. It makes the picture stand out.

6:02 AM  
Blogger Gabriella Sainz said...

Now that you mention it... yes! there is something in her expression that reminds me of Princess Anne. Regardless it is a excellent drawing.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Jane Doe said...

That really made my dad. The "Prince Charles"-thing. I think your Mona Lisa's cute, though.
I think it's beautiful both with and without color. I'm more of a black/white gal myself, but it's pretty with the green as well.

12:46 PM  
Blogger MissKoolAid said...

The spot of colour is a nice touch in my opinion.
When I went on a ride on Loch Ness, we had a bit of sun but I can still remember the wall of rain that was chasing us off the Loch. It was, indeed, spooky enough!

I like your version of Mona Lisa.

5:13 PM  
Blogger geraldo roberto da silva said...

I like your blog! Very much!

6:22 PM  
Blogger Lyn Hurring - Artist said...

I like them both too, but I think I like the colour one ever so slightly more :). You're very talented, I'm so pleased to have discovered your blog. I love all your drawings!!

9:37 PM  
Blogger mice_aliling said...

You are truly talented and remain to be one of my inspirations. :) continue doing it.

1:39 AM  
Blogger CAPSLOCK! said...


2:45 AM  
Blogger Karlota Moi said...

prince charles or not, at least you know how to sketch aside from a stick man.. nice artwork.

8:57 AM  
Blogger J.Hurtat said...

You have a great style! The Mona Lisa looks fine, and I love the detail you put into each element of the piece.

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1:35 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

Perfect addition of color.

1:35 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, my lovelis.

And, thanks for not laughing too loud at my Mona Lisa.

Sophie, I don't thin it's possible not to be spooked while out on Loch Ness, whatever the weather, right?

Cheers, my dears.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous The wire dvd said...

So beautiful.

7:31 AM  
Blogger mo said...

well, as always, i like both versions because, as always, i love your drawings, lol. but, i think i like the one with just the hint of green on the monster, it just adds a bit of punch to the pic.
and happy blog birthday, btw ;)

2:19 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

I love the nessie.. especially in colour so very cute :0). Thanks for sharing your wonderful work its very inspriring.

5:07 PM  

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