Friday, July 31, 2009

"Bigger is Better..."

...at least while sketching pomegranates...lead free..
from photo references...(cuz they are not in season)
in my Red Hand.Book journal, juggling it all on my lap,
(sketchbook, pen, reference sheets, granola bar, and a bottle of water)
as I waited for dad
during his cataract eye surgery on Wednesday...
I topped it all off with a splash of paint
Thursday afternoon at home.
Sketching bigger
was like a breath of fresh air...
a welcome format change from the 2.5" X 3.5" ATC cards
I have been making lately!
(Hmmm...but...wouldn't these make sweet ATCs after all???)
LOL :)
Illustration Friday: "MODIFY"

20 comments:

marianne said...

Yes they would!!! :)
This is lovely and yes sometimes it is nice to work on something else than ATC's.
Hope your Dad is ok.
Have a nice day!

marancat said...

these are beautiful - and fascinating. I love the way the seeds all fit into their case!

Laureline said...

SO beautiful! And so full of joy--I love your style and technique always, but this is my favorite of all of your work that I've seen! I support wholeheartedly your decision to go bigger!

Shirley said...

Love the drawings/paintings that were done from different angles, cross-sections etc. Beautiful page!!

RHCarpenter said...

Great pages and good color as well as educational :) And a good use of time waiting. I see ATCs coming from these :)

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

What a wonderful page, Margaret, and it must have made the time pass beautifully! The composition, the color, everything is just luscious...

MaryO said...

Gorgeous pages!!! I hope you do more along these lines. And what a great way to spend the waiting time. Hope your dad's cataract surgery went as well as mine did........

3rdEyeMuse said...

you know, you could always start big and then cut it down to ATC size ... could have some pretty wild results. :)

the pom is pretty amazing.

Revelle said...

Just beautiful!

soulbrush said...

i hope your dad is doing fine. yes i do enjoy doing bigger things at my art lesson...

studio lolo said...

oooh, I have "bigger" envy!! All I've been able to squeeze into my time is an errant atc here and there.
I love love love this! Wow!

yay dad ;)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These are fabulous. You are quite the illustrator. and yes they would be cool on ATCs.

Phyllis said...

Love the composition and color of these - wonderful.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is beautiful and yes it would make great ATCs.

PAK ART said...

You certainly could do ATC's! I found that I liked going down to the ATC size because it took all the pressure off me to create this big thing that I might mess up. If I mess up an ATC, big whoop. I toss it, not as much time invested. However, I like big too. they both have their place.

Alex said...

I really love the colors of the flowers, and the shadows on the leaves are just perfect! The cut-off drawings of the fruit is indeed very realistic! I really like this one!

The Gypsy said...

Succulent & juicy! Yes, yes, yes to ATCs - I know I'm ready for another trade!

Hugs

Lynn said...

This is amazing. And so hope the surgery went well for your dad and all is well.

purplepaint said...

Oh this is fabulous! Love your spread!

Caroline said...

Ooh, I do love to see your sketchbook pages!! The colour here is superb! I love the flowers - so pretty and I love the shapes and patterns of the seeds in pomegranates - they always look so tempting too eat, but I always find them disappointing!! Hope your Dad's surgery went well.