Friday, August 22, 2008

Photo Reference for August Virtual Sketch Date




Welcome to the August 2008 Virtual Sketch Date!

The reference for this sketch date is above. (You can see a larger version here on Flickr.) It was kindly provided by Sherrie Roberts. You can visit Sherrie'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 August 30th to complete your drawing.
  3. You should then post your entry on your blog sometime on Saturday August 30th.
  4. I will create a post on this blog on Sunday the 31st 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.

45 comments:

kay susan said...

Oh my goodness. I';; have to get those leaves right now!!!!!!

Marion said...

I would love to take part.

Michael said...

Ornamental Cabbage? I am so there. This one is going to be fun. I see watercolor in my future and a chance to try out my new liquid frisket pen!

Stacy said...

Here's my official comment to be included.

Michael, I'm thinking watercolor too.

Kylie said...

Ok, I guess I'm in too. Oh, and fyi to the admins, I will be posting mine on my new art blog, http://artbykylie.blogspot.com/ instead of the food blog I posted on last time.

Leslie said...

What a lovely photo!
I will gladly participate.
Thank you Sherrie and Rose.

"JeanneG" said...

Yikes. I'm in.

Quilt Knit said...

Oh, Wow! Everyone sounds enthusiastic! I have added the B&W version to Flickr. If you want to add it to VSD that would wonderful!
Watercolor anyone? Liquid frisket?
Thank-you for the kind comments on my Photo.
Please visit my Flickr to see the others I had offered.
I could not pick.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3dmoca/2741403220/

Have fun! I cannot wait to see all the wonderful results.
Sherrie Roberts

Barbara Weeks said...

Beautiful image! Please count me in!

Andy said...

Hi...I'm a newbie to the Virtual Sketch Date, but it's a great idea and I'd love to have a go. I'm thinking graphite pencil but that could change during the week...

Artist in Residence said...

This should be fun. Great photo. my blog: top5cats.blogspot.com

Rose Welty said...

I'm in.

Mary Rogers said...

I want to give it a try. The colors are beautiful!

Nic Bridges said...

Please count me in - nicquiltz.blogspot.com

laine lea said...

Great one to do! Thanks for the photo Sheerie. lainelea.blogspot.com

Cathy Gatland said...

Lovely painterly photo - I'm in too!

artschoolathome said...

What a great photo! I'm going to give it a try.

Quilt Knit said...

I am humbled! I hope you find it challenging and a joy! Thank-you so much for all the wonderful compliments.
I have decided to go backwards and do the first one and post on my Flickr.

Mine is so hard for me. Please note: I also, entered it into American Photo Contest for the up and coming photographers. One of ten photos.
I am so excited. Little chance of being seen in that group. Just had to have a go!

Sherrie Roberts

Jennifer Rose said...

I'm going to try to participate :D

Kellie Hill said...

Beautiful! I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but I'm so in!

Vivienne said...

I'd like to be included too. Laura told me about the sketch date after I posted doodles of ornamental kale last week.

Kathy C said...

This is new for me also, but I am excited to give it a try. Count me in!

lvetopaint said...

I'm a newbie, too. This photo got me....I'm in with watercolor!

lvetopaint said...

I'll be posting mine on my flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10432106@N07/

Dougie said...
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Dougie said...

Hidely-ho all,

Okay... I'm in. This is a neat picture. Looks like another pen/ink and, possibly, a watercolor version of this.

For those interested, I also post the pictures of the pieces while they're in progress: http://bugstumper.blogspot.com

susan said...

I would like to be included.

tracywall said...

I'd love to take part, and thank you for organizing this!

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

I'm going to give it a go. Count me in.

Gail said...

I'm a newbie but I'm in.

Dougie said...

Hi all,

Okay, mine is done. It's at http://bugstumper.blogspot.com and is called Feeding time. I'm hoping to get a watercolor version of it done before the weekend, but it's looking pretty slim for that.

Dougie

Marion said...

I have posted my efforts at http://carpediem-marion.blogspot.com/

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lvetopaint said...

Mine has been posted at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10432106@N07/

laine lea said...

Had to post Friday - holiday week end will keep me away from the computer Saturday! Enjoyed this even if a bit rushed!

laura said...

I'm in too. Thanks! Looks like a challenge!

Artist in Residence said...

I'm done. Its a digital painting with acrylics. It was great fun.

Please give me your thoughts and opinions.

http://top5cats.blogspot.com

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kay susan said...

Hi Rose, I've put mine up on the blog:

http://smockeryfridays.blogspot.com

thank you for doing this. Sherrie, thanks for the challenge!

Dougie said...

Finished the Watercolor version. I have posted both versions on my blog: http://bugstumper.blogspot.com/2008/08/view-of-cabbage.html

lvetopaint said...

Wow! The cabbage postings are beautiful!

Leslie said...

Ivetopaint,
I think your painting is gorgeous! I have tried to get my yahoo account to let me comment at Flickr, and it thwarts me.
Your painting is just terrific, so I am telling you here.

shicat said...

Thanks for the wonderful sketch date concept. I love it.. but oh no my name doesn't appear on the blog roll anymore:(

Artist in Residence said...

Thanks to everyone for so many positive comments. I had fun and certainly look forward to doing this again. Thanks to all those that made it possible and you've only to ask if there is something I can ever do to help.

top5cats.blogspot.com

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