Wednesday, December 31, 2008

porcelain box

my final post of 2008...
Thanks everyone who visited my blog this year and left comments. It is much appreciated.

16 comments:

Joan Y said...

Perfection in all its detail! The reflections and highlights are scrumptious!

studio lolo said...

Now that I know this is work that speaks to your heart, I'll smile :)

Another amazing piece. Keep it up!
A pencil is magic in your hands.

david santos said...

Brilliant!!!

INDIGENE said...

I love porcelain boxes! You've captured this one perfectly! Happy New Year & I look forward to more of your great work!

2 Geechee Girls said...

Kate, Joan Y nailed it! perfection in all its yummy details. I love the clean simplicity of each piece, yet the details are outstanding. The lemon just about blew me away. How do you get the surface to look so shinny? I could almost swear it was yellow. Happy New year! Keep doing what you are doing and obviously enjoying it.

Kate said...

Thank everyone!

Geechee Girls..thanks. I really enjoy trying to capture textures in my sketchbook drawings.

imwithsully said...

This is gorgeous work! I'd love to get my hands on one of the Moleskines to see them in person!

Alina Chau said...

This is lovely!! Delicate rendering!

claudio said...

I invite you to visit my blog. you can find my last works of art at:

www.claudiotomassini.blogspot.com

yours Claudio Tomassini

Stephen Gardner said...

What a great hand you have, fantastic work.

James Parker said...

Kate...I have been visiting art blogs a lot since participating in Karin Jurick's DSFDF, and I came to yours from Edward Burton's. Your work is exceptional...clean, crisp and extremely talented. You have an admirer in Costa Rica...James

Anish Daolagupu said...

hi kate... its been a long time... and i see some really great work... love the textures that you've captured... :D

hope you had a nice new year... :)

one last thing... how do you maintain such a uniform gradient? i can never get it, unless if it starts from black... plus its always "hatchy"... i know that you need to have a good control over the pencil but if there is anything else besides that please let me know... thanks... :P

Kate said...

Hi Anish, thanks so much. For the gradient areas, try using a lighter pressure and a harder pencil lead (3H or 4H). Or try blending with your finger or a blending stump which you can get at an art supply store.

Maybe I will take a picture of the supplies that I use and post them someday.

Anish Daolagupu said...

thanks for the advice... shall try doing some work following your advice and shall post soon... i've put up some other sketches on my blog done with pencil... some feedback from you would be really appreciated... :D

Anish Daolagupu said...

a picture of your stationary would be helpful... yes... :)

Tomás Serrano said...

It´s a fantastic drawing.