Monday, February 22, 2010

EDM Challenge #7 Draw a bottle


Okay well, kind of simple. Not a lot to say, just a few simple bottles. Oh and the moleskine started to split. That's why the big black line is in the center. I'll fix it.
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The lyrics are from "Restless Farewell"

28 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Not kind of simple at all!! Glass is one of the hardest things to make I think and all those folds!! You've done a great job!

~jolene said...

I agree with Janet Ghio - not simple at all! The first word that popped into my head was 'bohemian' for some reason upon seeing this. I can 'feel' the glass in my hands and the soft folds of blanket (rug?). Beautiful.

nanke's stuff said...

Count me in with the rest ... folds And glass! Quite the challenge, but you've done a beautiful job with both. nancy

Cecelia said...

Beautiful work! Not simple at all!

Peachtreeart said...

This is really great and I love how detailed it is!

BellaKarma said...

Simply beautiful!

Krista Meister said...

You took a very complex scene and made it work beautifully, what with the glass bottles and all the folds in the blanket.

Ann said...

I love those cobalt blue bottles! We have a small collection of cobalt blue glassware and you captured that color perfectly. And that's very hard to do. Plus the pattern and folds - this is a beautiful page!

raena said...

Yay! Glad to see you back to posting! This is wonderful. You did a great job on the glass, but my favorite part is your mastery of the folds!

marancat said...

Wonderful rendition of fabric and I love that column of cups! Your sketches are so colourful and cheering. (Not that poor Hattie is chearing...)

Alex said...

Thank you so much for your comment Ellen ^^ it's great to be back and active again too.
I love the bottles with the white lines to indicate the smooth and glossy surface, especially when they are blue. The bricks at the back are beautifully rendered and uniform. I am sorry your Moleskine broke, I hope it's fixed now.

Yevgenia Watts said...

Your art is beautiful and I love the EDM-Dylan lyrics concept. I've been thinking about illustrating Pink Floyd :)

phthaloblu said...

Wow, this is beautiful! And the details are incredible. Nicely done!

donna said...

I *love* this! The fabric, bottles and bricks are all so well done. Each of these parts has highlights that keeps the piece from becoming too dark and adds real interest. Wonderful work.

JRonson said...

i love the 'carpet' under the bottles, it's very exotic *.* nice job

Ellen said...

Thank you to each and every single one of you. You are all so generous to leave such kind comments.

Dan Kent said...

This is stunning. (Do I use that word over and over with your work, "stunning"?) Nothing wrong with bottles - a perfectly legitimate subject for a still life, I think. And it's not what you draw (Remember EDM), it's how you do it - I love the way they are arranged (the composition), their color, the pattern and folds of the blanket, the bricks, and the words..what do you know, I've left nothing out.

Alex said...

Again, thank you for your comment on my watercolor painting. :) You're right, I definitely need to do it more often to get more practice out of it ^^

Alex said...

Teeeheee ^^ I know what you meant Ellen, I was just playing and being humble(typical chinese) at the same time.

Alex said...

I totally understand your concern for your grandson. Usually the family are the ones who will be the ones with the worries. So far I am pretty lucky that my dad and sister have never been called to fight in the frontline(fingers crossed), and hopefully your grandson will share the same privilege too if he ever enlists himself. May you be well and happy.

kazumiwannabe said...

It's so beautiful! There's a french word that comes to my mind when I look at your art : "somptueux" - it means both gorgeous and rich. Amazing work on the carpet under the bottles!

freebird said...

I think its a beautiful page. Good job on the glass bottles and fabric.

Alex said...

Many thanks! ^^ I don't really know what else to say, and I am glad you like the shoes too. Vibram would be so happy knowing there are potential customers such as yourself.. I don't work for them but I think if there's something fun or cool, or actually good for your knees, you should always share it with people around you^^

martinealison said...

Les choses les plus simples sont parfois, je dirais même souvent les plus compliquées à réaliser... Très bonne réalisation

Pattie Wall said...

I like the effect you get with dark colors. Nice one!

Ramona Davidson said...

I have given you the Kreativ Blogger Award. Check my blog Ramona's Art Projects for details.

dibujandoarte said...

Ellen you've got a wonderful blog! I do like your works, they are so colourful and with a touch of mystery sometimes. I added a link in my favorite blogs list.

José said...

Hi,

The drapery is awesome :-)

José