Sunday, January 24, 2010

EDM Challenge #8~~ Draw jewelry



Painting silver might be easier. I've never tried
it before. This was colored pencils and some paint.
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The lyrics are from "Isis". I had hoped to get these
lines in, but it was too much: "I was thinking about
turquoise, I was thinking about gold. I was thinking
about diamonds and the world's biggest necklace."
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I will probably work on the lettering later. Maybe.

28 comments:

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Love It!!

Alex said...

Beautiful! Really like the floral designs, and your drawing is as elegant as always! :)

~jolene said...

So beautiful and such a rich feeling of mystery in this! What an AMAZING visual journal you are creating!

donna said...

Wow! There is so much that I like about this piece. The skin tone is terrific. The necklace is amazing. And as for the fabric, well I would like at least a yard. Well done, my friend.

Dan Kent said...

I would love to see your finished sketchbook. Mine is so haphazard with some good drawings, some bad, and some complete on the page, and some incomplete. I really like the patterns in this one! And I find the dark to be so interesting.

Louise said...

what a beautifully drawn necklace. I love the way it pops out against the black background. The shading is spot on. Lovely!

nanke's stuff said...

This is just splendid! The colors and the composition are just the best! nancy

Cathy Holtom said...

Your drawings are beautiful and so creative, your sketchbook must be so colourful!

raena said...

The necklace is SO well done! Great job; it's beautiful!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Really beautiful work!

Ramona Davidson said...

I love your drawings. What artistic ways to do the EDM challenges. I love the shadows and lights in this piece.

Ellen said...

Lynn, Alex, Jolene and Donna...thank you so much. Your comments are always so important.
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Dan, my stuff is just different than yours. You're doing wonderful watercolors, working all the time to learn and change and grow. I'm just doing illustrations that come to me. Those two things are so different. If I do a bad page (and I DO) I just paint it out and start over. I DO have lots of lousy pages. But they'll be covered up by the end of the week. I'm kind of determined to do this whole Moleskine in only the Dylan series. After that...who knows?
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Thank you Louise, Nanke, Cathy, raena, Kate and Ramona. It's funny how input is so important, isn't it? I surely do appreciate it.

Sheila said...

You must know you have a wonderful unique style and a great eye for color and composition. when are you going to do some pieces on board or canvas so people can purchase your work!?

Rosa Phoenix said...

Ellen, I love the patterns and the subtle tones that make the silver sparkle! I really like your blog and your art, the way you frame and compose your pieces. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and giving me such encouraging feedback on my art. I look forward to seeing more of your creativity here as well.

Ellen said...

Thank you Sheila, Not ready just yet. Maybe one day soon.
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Thank you Rosa. And you're more than welcome.

BellaKarma said...

Stunning! I'm so glad you and Mom (Jolene) reconnected, thereby giving me the chance to fall in love with your art!

kazumiwannabe said...

This last drawing is gorgeous - but, really, all your drawings are. Love the rich colors and details on this one. Love the one with the fantastic cups, for the Hattie Carrol song, and the "Deck of Cards", too, is awesome.
Your art is unique and a joy to come and admire!

Carol said...

WOW! This is just beautiful! It's so dramatic and mystical. You know she getting ready to do something..you just don't know if you should be afraid. I love it!

Ellen said...

Thank you Jill! I'm glad too!
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Kazumi, you are so generous to say such nice things. Thank you!
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Carol, I laughed out loud when I read what you wrote. So funny! Thank you!

rrARTz said...

i love your work! it's so graphic and colorful and really speaks to me!

Pattie Wall said...

Very native looking - and ethereal. Nice! Working on dark background with light colors is fun!

Ann said...

Beautiful and magical. I agree with Sheila, some of these images on canvas would be fantastic!

Cheryl said...

Wow....this is really wonderful, Ellen. Being a jewelry artist, I appreciate the task of trying to capture it in 2D. Great job.

Cheryl said...

This is really wonderful, Ellen!

Ellen said...

Thank you so much rrARTz, Pattie, Ann and Cheryl. You are so kind to stop by and comment.

raena said...

It's been awhile since you've posted; I hope you're still creating art! ...missing your lovely updates...

Ellen said...

Oh raena, you''re so sweeeeet! I have just been very busy and drained energy-wise so I haven' been able to get anything finished. I have a drawing in work, but it needs working on. Every night I look at it, say "phooey" and put it away. But I'll finish it this week. By Sunday.
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Thank you so much for asking, raena. I appreciate it like crazy.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Absolutely stunning. You are such a fantastic artist! Very magical and beautiful work!