Friday, February 15, 2008

R for Rain ... and Reprieve

We got a reprieve from the rain today long enough to draw some rain drops still clinging to leaves of my Surinam cherry plant. I drew this with a 2B and 6B Faber-Castell graphite pencil on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.

16 comments:

r.e.wolf said...

Whoa, Joan! This is... whoa. *speechless*

RHCarpenter said...

I agree - stunning!
--- Rhonda

Susan's Scribbles said...

Wow! Those water drops are amazing. Just gorgeous Joan.

Teri C said...

Geez Joan, this is so realistic I almost got wet when I opened it up! :)

Kate said...

G O R G E O U S !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anita Davies said...

Soooo beautiful Joan..Bravo!

Serena said...

FANTASTIC!!! I love how you rendered the waterdrops.

wagonized said...

I just looked at it in large format -- pfewwww, those drops are so well done -- they are 3D.
Bravo, my friend.

Tracy said...

wow
now this is really amazing.
how crazy to do water drops in the first place (you are brave)and then the results? omigosh - joan that water is just incredible.
applause applause!!!

suzanne said...

This is gorgeous. I love the waxy quality of the leaves and how the drops just puddle up in rebellion.

Joan Y said...

Hey everyone! I'm still grinning with all your beautiful comments! I've always avoided rain drops cuz they are chock full of reflections and tough to render. But, I felt up to the challenge. I'm gonna go outside now to find other challenges to tackle ... like reflections on a lake! Ack!

JC said...

INCREDIBLE!!! Wow! =oO

MILLY said...

Really beautiful, fantastic pencil work.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Jennifer and Eileen!!

mrana said...

I'm speechless too ... this is brilliant. WOW.

Robyn said...

I notice 'stunning' and 'gorgeous' etc. have already been used, so I'll have to settle for fabulous rain drops, Joan.