Thursday, October 11, 2007

Laua`e ferns

I was missing graphite this week so thought I'd try my hand at a quick study of values using my Cretacolor ecologic with a super duper fat lead. What a challenge that was! I loved it because it forced me to work in sweeps. I don't know if I like this at all but I had fun with it. This drawing is a patch of laua`e fern.

13 comments:

Teri C said...

Awesome work Joan. I love the graphite and understand your need to use it.

Kate said...

OMG! This is STUNNING! Really, I love it Joan. (I am bowing at your throne as I type this.) Wish we could draw ferns together. Just looking at this makes me feel peaceful.

Serena said...

I love it!! It certainly does have a relaxed, free feeling about it. Well done, Joan ~ :)

Joan Y said...

Thanks Teri ... I actually miss it when I don't draw with it. I guess that's why it's my preferred medium.

Kate ... You made me smile from ear to ear. We will have the chance to do that someday. :)

Serena ... Natural things make me feel serene. Maybe that's what's reflected in this drawing. Thanks for the comment.

brian nelson said...

Fantastic! I really like this!

juj said...

What a beautiful value study Joan. I agree with Serena and Kate - it's a perfect spot of calm.

drb said...

loose but still fern convincing -- hooray for fat pencils

wagonized said...

Don't you LOVE the fat graphite leads?
Great results.

Marie-Dom said...

Beautiful. This kind of work leaves me in awe; the sort of thing I would never tackle!
MD
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Joan Y said...

Thanks Brian, Juj, D, France, and Marie! Loved the fat lead ... I felt like a kid again with a thick crayon in my hand!

mrana said...

Wow Joan, I can't believe I've missed out on so many of your brilliant drawings, you've been busy! And of course I love every single one of them -- you're inspiring me all over again.

Tracy said...

i love this
(did you have to mention that creatacolor ecologic? i had to go looking to see what you meant - now i think i need one ;-)

Your bro... said...

Jo...very nice! I suppose I'm still quite puzzled as to why no one commented on the mongoose hidden partially behind the lower right hand leaf. I found it to be really quite incredible how you managed to blend it in with the background. Again...quite beautiful! Oh yeah...Chelsie says hi!