Friday, July 22, 2011

Have Some Blues ~ another tiny drawing.

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drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Have Some Blues ...
pen & ink with colored pencil, on recycled paper
acutal drawing size: approx., 1.75 inch square

After several massive failures trying to do a little watercolor of these berries, I really did have the blues! :o(  I need more practice with the watercolors ... alas. So, out came my colored pencils and my Sakura Pigma Micron ink pens ... I feel much better now. :o)

Materials used:
Derwent Coloursofts colored pencils
Sakura Pigma Micron archival ink pens (sizes: 005 and 01)
Daler-Rowney "Earthbound" sketchbook - 5"x 7"

I know the 'conventional wisdom' is to do large drawings (huge even), but I've always liked small, involved, drawings or paintings or etchings - things you need to get intimate with! Never being one to follow 'conventional wisdom' very often (it's so, uhmm, conventional!), I'm on a roll with these tiny drawings - so you can expect to see more of them from time-to-time. :o))) However, I'm also working on a few larger colored pencil pieces. Yes, three at the same time - me the 'multi-tasker', but they're not complete yet because, I'm slow!! lol 

Also, obviously, I changed the background color of my blog ... a little. I'm not sure if it will stay this color, not sure I like it, but I wanted a change ... albeit a small one.

tot ziens,
Judy
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2 comments:

Patty said...

I love the blueberries! I was just telling someone about blueberry cupcakes I'd made, with a lemon frosting. Yum!

Loving your work, always!

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Ooooh bluberry cupcakes & lemon frosting... sounds yum indeed!!
ty Patty :)

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