Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I love summer!

I love the fruits of summer! Last week, I had a juicy pineapple, lychee, longan, and some of these strawberries from Waimea! My friend, Ron of RYH Pottery, made the bowl. He's such a talented ceramist who lives in Volcano. I drew this with my Prismacolor colored pencils on some Strathmore bristol vellum paper, which I find is nice and toothy and takes colored pencil extremely well. This is my homage to the tasty treats of summer. 

Whew, I finally redid the strawberry drawing. I wasn't happy with it but I couldn't figure why I didn't like it. I finally darkened the entire thing and feel much, much better. Now, I can move on to the next one! :)

18 comments:

clare said...

Yuuuum Strawberries, my favourite. A fabulous drawing!

Joan Y said...

Thanks Clare! I love strawberries too! Being winter there, do you have them now? If not, I send you my deepest sympathies. :)

Lalita-"Peace Through Kindness" said...

joan i love your drawing!!! mmmm strawberries =)

Joan Y said...

Thanks Heather! It means so much that you commented! *hugs*

Sherry said...

Luscious, on every level.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Sherry! And they tasted yummy too! Don't you love summer?

Kate said...

Beautifully done, Joan. The strawberries made my mouth water.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

So pleased I only missed 2 of your posts during my Italian holiday. Like the ceramic colour against the bright strawberries - now in abundance in East Anglia as the season begins.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Kate and Joan! Means a lot that you've stopped by!

Joan ... I am so envious! So you went to England too? Strawberries in Europe! My mouth waters at the thought and my mind traveled there for a split second. :) Welcome home!

kimberly said...

I love your strawberries! A perfect image of summer.

SarahGaunt said...

ooo they look good enough to eat! :)

Beatriz said...

fantastic drawing joan! i love it!
i've got a blog of drawings too, if you want to see it:
http://my--drawings.blogspot.com
they're not so good at all cause im a child (11 years old)

see ya hope you have a nice holiday!

mrana said...

This is incredible yummy Joan! I've missed your drawings ... thank you for the prayers for my recovery, they are obviously working and I'm glad to say that I am almost back to normal. Look forward to seeing more of your art soon! Hugs xxx

tink said...

Joan, I am trying to get my artwork posted on my blogspot. I have tried scanning but that isnt working for me (they are not showing any detail). Most are pencil and charcoal. I have a good camera, but I am unsure of the best way to use it. Do you have any suggestions?
thanks...Tina
If you can help me - my email is Tinkbad@gmail.

tink said...

Sorry my email was not complete.
Tinkbad@gmail.com

Joan Y said...

Thanks for your comments everyone! You all made my day!

Tina ... I'm sending you an email right now! :)

tink said...

Hi again Joan, thanks for all of your help. I have my latest pic posted on my blog. I would love for you to see it. I hope you stop by my blog soon. I plan on posting more of my old ones as soon as I can.

Sgfrancis said...

I love the drawing. Excellent work!