Sunday, January 25, 2009

lidded bird jar

(see my demo in previous post to learn how I draw accurate ellipses)

29 comments:

Joan Y said...

Simple beauty! The time you took to get the ellipses just right really paid off. The realism is just amazing! I'm a huge fan! : )

Carol H. said...

Beautiful! Your ellipses are spot-on, and having the patience to get the ellipses right - wow!

Kate said...

Thanks Joan and Carol!

Ces said...

Wow Kate! I just found this blog. Your drawings are fantastic! I also love your new avatar!

studio lolo said...

Ellipses are so difficult. You've mastered the skill! I was wondering what type of beautiful piece this would end up being. The pattern is lovely and delicate.
Fantastic job Kate!! I'm glad you took a break from the ants to clear your head and get centered with what you love ;)

Kate said...

Thanks Ces and Laurel. Laurel, you must know how hard it's been for me to be away from blogging! : ) Felt good to do something I wanted to do for a change!

James Parker said...

Absolutely exquisite, Kate. The humble pencil, when placed in your hands, is transformed into a magical, mystical instrument, the capabilities of which far exceed any boundaries known to mankind. That, and you draw good, too. Kate..hope I can get ya to participate in Windows to the Words...and give me some suggestions.

Kate said...

James, you made me laugh! Thanks, though! I got your email about Windows to the Words and will email you this week.

red-handed said...

Such careful work ...

FADZLAN RIZAN JOHANI said...

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andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow. It's really stunning, Kate. The elipses are brilliant. I shy away from drawing them. I'm so impressed that you can get such accuracy. Freehand too?! Astounding.

2 Geechee Girls said...

Ditto to Joan Y! I'm learning this art lingo, but I could tell it took time to do what you do with such percision and it pays off. Just simply beautiful.

FADZLAN RIZAN JOHANI said...

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Flying Colors said...

Where have I been!
This is awesome, awesome work! Kathleen...
Beautiful, incredible drawings
Best to you :)

Kate said...

Thanks everyone! Your encouragement means a lot to me!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi kathleen!
it is so wonderful to meet you! i love your work!
:) melissa

joseph's art and stuff said...

beautiful work in your moleskine!

Sherry Rogers said...

One word. . .Incredible!

Ann Marie said...

Lovely piece!

andrealynn said...

I love watching progress from line drawing to wow! What a smooth beautiful rendering. Go you!

Serena said...

Hi Kate,

I only just discovered your sketch blog while visiting your regular blog. I am blown away by your talent. Your sketches here are beautiful and so realistic!

linda cardina said...

this is my first time visiting your blog. very beautiful work!!!! simply incredible!! stop by at my blog sometime. ;) linda

CONRAD said...

I just found your blog, you are cool, love your work

Mike said...

Another wonderful drawing...and drawing an elipse is no small task, very well done...if I drew this, the lid would not fit on the jar.

onĂ­rica said...

nice drawings
;)

Jim Rowland Creations said...

Wow - these are some of the best still-life drawings I've ever seen! Makes me very envious indeed!

Miss Eve said...

So beautiful! Keep up the good "work". I love paintings so much, they really "taking me away"...World needs this beauty. Give us more. Thanks Kate. Love:Evi

Chad Wallace said...

I love the softness of your drawings. Are you a fan of Chris Van Allsburg?

Dean Grey said...

Great job, Kate!

You captured such wonderful little details in the jar. The floral pattern around the rim, the bird, the glossy highlights.

Really nice!

-Dean