Friday, July 18, 2008

July 2008 Virtual Sketch Date - reference


Welcome to the July 2008 Virtual Sketch Date!


The reference for this sketch date is above. It was kindly provided by Leslie Hawes. You can visit Leslie's blog here. If you've never joined in or were curious about what this is, please see the guidelines below. This is just a bit of fun for some online artist friends.

How It Works
  1. You need to comment on this post to be included.
  2. You have until Saturday July 26th to complete your drawing.
  3. You should then post your entry on your blog sometime on Saturday July 26th.
  4. I will create a post on this blog on Sunday the 27th with links to everyone's entry.
Art Guidelines
  1. Any medium is fine, graphite, charcoal, digital painting, colored pencils, etc have all been used.
  2. You are free to crop the image however you want, include what you want, exclude what you don't.

I have included a greyscale for those who may want to see the values more easily.

Please click on the image to see it full size.




31 comments:

kay susan said...

Oh! That's a super image, and thank you for the greyscale. I'm in on this one!

Michael said...

Ok, I'm in. I think this one might challenge me to do something completely different.

"JeanneG" said...

Count me in.

Leslie said...

Love the grayscale!
What a great idea. Thanks for doing that.
I'm in.

Rose Welty said...

I'm in!

Jeanette said...

I'll play on this one too.

Jennifer Rose said...

I'm in too :)

Stacy said...

I'm in too. Well...at least I'm going to try.

Kylie said...

Hi, all! Michael's wife, Kylie, here. I'm a relative-newbie artist (though since I learn most things by watching, then I guess I've had about 17 years of "schooling" watching him!), but he's talked me into giving this a shot. I don't have an art blog yet, only a food blog, but since the pic is of oranges I guess I can post my entry there. Oranges *are* food, after all, and one of my favorites, too. :D

Jeanette said...

Its great to see everyone participating. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with on this.

These fruits are called 'Sunquats' which, after researching it as I'd never heard of these, are a cross between a lemon and a kumquat!

Enjoy!

Mary Rogers said...

I've never participated here before but count me in.

MaryAnn Cleary said...

Count me in.

Miki Willa said...

I am going to participate in this one.

Kellie Hill said...

beautiful picture- count me in too!

Leslie said...

I have definitely greeted this VSD with enthusiasm!
Here is a link to my post...

http://www.lesliehawes.com/wordpress/?p=1584

I am rarely "on time" with anything, so this is a big surprise to me!

Leslie said...

Please, please, please come to see me at the Wordpress blog.

Copy/paste this address:

http://www.lesliehawes.com/wordpress/?p=1584

If you find yourself at "Leslie's Blogger", take the link from there to "Leslie's Blog" to see the Virtual Sketch Date post.

Please. Pretty please.

Sharon said...

A virtual sketch date is a great idea. I'm going to TRY to participate.

laura said...

Bringing up the rear, as usual ... It's kind of late, but I'm in too. This is such a great idea, such fun.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Whoo, count me in! What a great idea!

Melissa Muirhead said...

Just found this blog this morning and what a fantastic idea. I'm keen to have a crack - I better get started quickly!

Quilt Knit said...

I am sketching now! The virtual drawings were just Grand.

Sherrie Roberts

Jeanette said...

Leslie, all links to drawings will be posted on Sunday July 27th so your link will be added then. People are requested to post your drawings sometime on Saturday July 26th.

Sharon, Laura, Maggie,Melissa and Sherrie, WELCOME! Great to have you all join in.

Dougie said...

Hidely-ho!

I'm really liking the concept of this blog. Forces me to actually doa drawing that meets a deadline. I'm in.

I finished my piece (http://bugstumper.blogspot.com/2008/07/virtual-sketch-date.html ). It's a pen/ink piece.

Dougie

Melissa Muirhead said...

Here's my link http://melissamuirhead.blogspot.com/2008/07/virtual-sketch-date.html
I rushed this at the end to get it done while kiddies were sleeping so not that happy with outcome, looking forward to improving next time though!

kay susan said...

My submission is up on the blog, here's the link

http://smockeryfridays.blogspot.com/2008/07/virtual-sketch-date-july.html

This was a good challenge for me, especially those leaf shadows on the fruit!

Miki Willa said...

My sketch is up on http://mikispastels.blogspot.com/2008/07/virtual-sketch-date.html
This was great fun. I will do it again in September.

Paulette said...

Hi,
I got myself together this morning and did a quick sketch. So here is my sign up notice and this is where it is at,
http://becomingarenaissancewoman.blogspot.com/2008/07/virtual-sketch-date.html
I am off to see all the others. :)

Jennifer Rose said...

My post is here :)
*goes to look at other people's art* :D

Sydney Harper said...

I wasn't sure that I would be able to participate but today was free so I gave it a try. It's at:
http://mockingbirdworks.blogspot.com/2008/07/virtual-sketch-date-sunquats.html

Thanks for the image!

shicat said...

hello out there in blog land. I have submitted a watercolor.... cathyswatercolors.blogspot.com

Quilt Knit said...

Hi! I did my sketch and put it on my blog: http://quiltknit.blogspot.com/
I had a wonderful time doing this sketch and I was very happy. I loved the challenge. I am looking forward to the next sketch in August.

Sherrie Roberts