Sunday, June 17, 2007

Feather Scene: EDM #63 - Something found

I found this feather at Wailoa State Park, not far from a couple feeding ducks. The white feather against green grass and weeds seemed a really nice contrast. Perhaps I'll consider doing this one in watercolor later. I'm submitting this for my Everyday Matters challenge #63, go on a nature walk and draw something you find.

16 comments:

Tracy said...

took a chance and came back today to see if you've finished it - and you have! its beautiful. i'm going back to look at it some more ;-)

alteredtome said...

Your work is absolutely fabulous!

Chris

Dawn said...

Your work is beautiful, I love your subject matter. I also took the time to check your Flickr site. I will look forward to future posts.

Lynn said...

Wow, that takes my breath away. It's so lovely and delicate.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

WOW Joan, this is amazing. Wow.

Jenny said...

It's beautiful!

Rah Kyndl said...

...this is beautifully drawn! I'm glad I 'found' it.

juj said...

This is absolutley beautiful, and I really liked seeing how you arrived at the conclusion as well.

soulcomfort said...

Love the picture and would you pleae post if you ever do it in watercolor! Thanks for sharing the work in progress, too. You have such talent!
Always, Rita

Joan Yoshioka said...

Thanks Tracy, Chris, Dawn, Lynn, Andrea, Jenny, Rah, Juj, and Rita! The process was a lot of fun! I still have some touching up to do to reduce the amount of competing parts and make the feather pop even more (Thanks D for the feedback! Oh, you must check out D's site at Daily Art (mas o menos). See the link on my blog. His work is a feast for the eyes ... and brain!).

Africantapestry said...

What a lovely drawing! The feather is so delicate against the masses of leaves and twigs...beautiful!
Ronell

Nina Johansson said...

Splendid! I like seeing all the stages of your work too, really interesting! Thanks for sharing!

phthaloblu said...

This is so beautiful. THe soft shading and that feather just standing out. The softness of the feather echoing the softness of your lines. And the whole frame filled in with foliage. I'm in awe.

Joan Yoshioka said...

Mahalo Ronell, Nina and P-Blu! I really enjoy doing these more detailed drawings from time to time. I get lost in it and then it just becomes pure fun.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Wow, Joan! This is so nice. I love working in graphite, too. i think you reminded me of how much I really enjoy the medium, just by seeing this drawing you did. I took close-up photos of a boxwood shrub in my backyard yesterday because i just love the texture of the leaves...you have inspired me to want to draw it now. I rarely even just draw something just for the love of doing it....being in the business, everything becomes a potential "portfolio piece". This piece is a nice reminder to draw something for myself. Thanks.

laserone said...

This is just amazing! Did this take forever to draw? :)