Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday show and tell EDM 66


Today's show and tell is a Fire hydrant from a photo I took in Illwaco Washington near Black Lake.

It was so cool, all the peeling paint showing layers of different colors. I wonder how many years it has been quietly doing it's job?

It was done in watercolor pencils, inktense pencils and pen on 140# wc paper. I should have stopped a little sooner with the pen as I think it shows up too starkly. (I may do some more work to tone that down but all in all it's a pretty good image I think).

After all the awesome comments I have decided that I had better just leave --Well Enough Alone-- The piece if finished and I won't mess with it anymore. :)

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!
cheers, SB

14 comments:

Kunstrxns said...

Inktense indeed, this is wonderful makes me want to go to Illwaco (where the heck is Illwaco, I've seen the name never been there). Don't tone it done let the color roar.

Sharon

Ann said...

This is awesome! Love all that color.

laureline said...

What a great composition! You've got so much textural interest going on here---very well done!

MaryO said...

This may be my favorite of your drawings It's excellent and the colors truly sing! Don't change a thing.

Deb said...

Ooooo....cool hydrant!!!! Love the textural effect.

Don McNulty said...

Really enjoy the drawings on your blog - "saw the colour in every one", that is great.

Margaret Ann said...

This ROCKS! Love the bit of a spider web too...great character in this piece! :)

kazumiwannabe said...

It looks great, love the centering and intense colors!

Sandy said...

Very Cool sketch!

Lynn said...

Wow, this is really beautiful. The colors are so intense, and the composition is fabulous!

purplepaint said...

This is wonderful! Great use of complimentary colors! Love all your drawings, and I love your snail! :) Marva

Tracey Latorelli said...

Stephanie:

I loved poking around on your blog. Everything is so beautifully done!

I often struggle to move away from my "need" to include every detail in my composition...and, in your work, I've found someone who's attention to detail surpasses mine.

You need to be getting paid for your work...

Thank you for sharing...

Tracey

Apple-Pine said...

Love the colors!

john.p said...

At first glance I thought you were being abstract. Then I saw there's a story behind the multiple colors and it became interesting. Great blog and illustration!