Sunday, January 08, 2012

Sunday Sketches



Hello and WELCOME to round two of 2012.  (Sounds lovely to the ears, does it not? Hee) 

This week I attempted painting my very first bird and am completely satisfied with it.  Not to sound arrogant, but the photo really doesn't do this painting justice at all.  I tried multiple snap shots and now scanning - it's the best I can capture it.

I have to admit that I almost scrapped the entire piece as it felt as if it were headed down a terrible path of ugliness.  Ha-Ha.  So glad I didn't.

One thing I do need to pay attention to is leaving more room on the outside of my artwork.  I always paint to the edges and don't realise it until it's completed.  Grr.  :)

Now it's time to visit everyone else.  Happy SS and lots of bloggie hugs.

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27 comments

  1. Oh I love robins so much and you did a wonderful job with this one. He is just so cute. My Mum feeds a tame robin in her garden. She goes outside and calls him and he hops out of a bush and comes to take food from her hand.

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  2. beautiful bird, this is a happy painting,

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  3. You have done a wonderful job on this robin! Glad to didnt scratch if out! Love and hugs

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  4. Lovely, colorful and creative sketch, Sophie ~ thanks again for hosting ~ been away for Xmas ~ then sick with a cold ~ am on the mend ~ so here I am again ~ Happy New Year ~ wishing you wonderful happenings ~ namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey

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  5. Well, I can't image this being any better - I love it. Robins are so beautiful in their almost ordinary way - I guess maybe because they have slightly muted colors that their attitudes and music make up for it. (oh, and I TOTALLY understand about getting frustrated when not enough room around the corners... I fall victim to it nearly every time I paint) =)

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  6. Oh, I love it Sophia! charming as can be.
    i agree, so hard to capture our art in a accurate way. thank you for being our lovely host!

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  7. Awww, what a sweet look on that little fellow's face...nice job! and so glad you didn't scrap it :)

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  8. I think it looks pretty good. I'm not doing sketches, but illustration things on my blog if you guys don't really mind.

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  9. Wow Sophia I think this has to be my most favourite of your pieces! I really love the direction you've been taking recently with your art. It still has your lovely style but it's also so very delicate and the composition for this piece is great! Lovely work well done!! So glad you didn't give up on it!

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  10. This is a gorgeous little robin! You did a great job!

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  11. Your bird is absolutely gorgeous...wow..what a dazzling soul...you are wonderful at birds..keep em coming!! Beautiful! I love the color palette in this piece..and the berries and tree...pure bliss!
    Victoria

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  12. What a sweet bird painting! I really like your style on this one Sophia! Happy Sunday!

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  13. Good morning, Sophia!
    This is just beautiful - I think it would be a wonderful card -
    I used to do the same thing with paintings...just kept painting without leaving a border....sometimes it's hard to stop the creative energy!
    Hope your Sunday is a good one - and I LOVE all of the Starbucks photos on your blog!!!!!! xoxo

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  14. I love your little bird, so sweet and wonderfully done!

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  15. lovely painting. I like your use of colors.

    hope you're enjoying 2012. have a sweet day

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  16. Wow--you can really see your growth as an artist with each one of your pieces. This one is definitely my favorite so far. (I also do the same thing with not leaving enough room at the edges of the paper though I'm getting better about that.)

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  17. did i tell you how much i like this one! so whimsical, i hear the bird song, feel the fresh air, see him hopping around the garden!

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  18. What a cheery little bird! You have a way with just the right amount of detail. Glad you continued through your frustrations....well done!

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  19. I love this bird and the background! Well done! Have a great day!

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  20. Great bird, I agree. I definitely am not ready for live things yet, still beginning. Thanks for the invite to join Sunday Sketches - I'd love to join in. Since I'm working hard to improve my drawing skills, I'm open to any and all helpful critiques or advice. Really. I have thick skin and just want to improve!

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  21. This is just lovely! It makes me think of spring. :-)

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  22. I like your robin, we both must have been thinking of spring :)

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  23. Oh I love this...birds are my favorites.

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  24. I really love this bird, it is so cute and the colors and composition are perfect! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season! Big hugs, Lauren

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  25. I think this well may be your best yet. I just love it. And of course an English Robbin at any time is good with me too. Great job. you really are doing some amazing stuff here. Way to go. Sorry i haven't been by more often!1

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