Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Nina Walks in the Rain

The first of (hopefully) three follow-ups to this sketch from a few weeks ago did not have a happy beginning. You know how sometimes you think you've totally and completely ruined a drawing forever, that there's no chance it'll ever look decent, and you might as well start over? And then you let it sit on your art desk for a week or so, while you retreat to your corner and try not to look at it, until one day, you get the courage to re-sharpen those pastel pencils and have another go?

That's the story of "Nina Walks in the Rain." I'm so glad I didn't give up on her!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your work is wonderful! I love the colors and shapes and you have great control with the pastels.

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  2. I'm glad you didn't give up, too. Your style is so vibrant.

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  3. Nice illustration style and color. Good work! :D

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  4. Wonderful style and vivid quality!

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  5. Wow, awesome to see how far this illustration has come from the initial drawings. I find myself doing this as well...start a drawing and I dislike it, then I begin to add color and it comes to life. I refer to my work as "Charlie Brown Tree" illustrations when that happens.

    It's always nice to step back and say "I never thought it was such a bad little illustration..."

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  6. This looks great! It is always really nice to be able to turn one of those frustrating sketches into something you're happy with.

    Of course I love the yellow umbrella. :)

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