Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Perhaps a Rose for Your Valentine? - pen & ink drawing with colored pencil in folded moleskine.

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Multi-colored Rose in February
5"h x 7"w (page spread) in Japanese Folded Moleskine
Pen & Ink with Colored Pencil

A single rose, of any color, is a lovely token of affection for a Valentine. Or, a whole bunch of red roses is definitely a pleasure to receive. I know it's a traditional gift, but roses are something I would never turn down and I can't think of many people, (women or men), who would.

Not even a cat can resist a rose!

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Sacha Stops to Smell the Roses
February, 2010

Sacha loves it when roses are on the table. My little Dutch cat has the right attitude about life - take some time to stop and smell those lovely roses! :o)

For the drawing of the rose (a dried rose from an old bouquet),
I used:
Sakura Pigma Micron pens
Van Gogh colored pencils and Bruynzeel Fullcolors colored pencils
Japanese Folded Moleskine sketchbook (this is another folded moleskine that I just started.)
doei,
Judy & Sacha
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2 comments:

Meisie said...

oooh that is a lovely drawing! and I totally LOVE the pic of Sacha and the roses...how cute is that?

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Sacha zegt:
Dankuwel, Mevrouw Meisie.
:)

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