Nothing. Grapes can't talk.
Ha! Ha! I'm just having a little fun with this week's Sunday Sketches...
Last week it was bunnies, this week I've been studying elephants. Ever since I found the elephant in my shower I've been itching to paint more elephants. I've discovered that sketching a subject in different ways (traditional, left-handed, contours, etc.) really helps me get a feel for what I'm drawing - it helps me look closer and pay more attention to overall form as well as details.
This drawing started out as a one line elephant sketch, then I added some fun details as described by Carla Sonheim in her Oaxacan Dotted Elephant tutorial.
Carla's book is one of my very favorites! (If you want a little taste of what's inside, you can visit her blog and check out her tutorials.)
While you're visiting blogs, be sure to stop by Sophia's to see what fun things my friends have been up to this week!
You have crazy skills! I love elephants too! I am totally loving your pencil sketch of the elephant in the right corner, adorable!ReplyDelete
I love these elephants! Thank you for sharing. It's so cool to see inside your sketchbook. You are so talented, Kristin!ReplyDelete
oh really cool!! :) Love the realistic sketch blows my mind, and the one with the stud belt is really funky :)ReplyDelete
Love them all, just amazing. The pencil sketch in the upper right is beautiful and I love the colored one. That book sounds like one I would like to add to my library.ReplyDelete
wow I love your dotted elephant, so creative and cute.ReplyDelete
I love all your elephants, they're all so lovely, but I really might favor the purpley pinkish baby one:)ReplyDelete
What a great exercise! I would have never guessed one of those was a left-handed drawing -- they're all quite good!ReplyDelete
i love seeing all of your elephants, they each have a different feeling to them. Wonderful color piece too.ReplyDelete
Love love love them all, but this patterned one is just fabulous! I will have to check out this link to see what she is all about! Thanks for the sweet comment too!ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great Sunday
awesome sketches... love the elephant for the drawing lab exercise - did pick up the book last week --- first lesson: cats, I'm not doing so well!ReplyDelete
I've just been in your shower! What a great spot (only a creative soul would have spotted that). Love the thought of you running for your camera mid-shower!!ReplyDelete
Love the elephant all decorated like that!ReplyDelete
never saw an elephant drawn like that with the patterns, quite creativeReplyDelete
I love seeing your sketchbook pages and the colors and patterns you've used in your Oaxacan elephant.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link to her tutorials.
I love elephants and yours are great! I'll check out the blog you recommended...interesting sounding book!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love and adore your quilted, dotted, patterned elephant. He is such a testament to your unique style.ReplyDelete
ooooh, its impossible to say which elephant is my favourite..just love those beauties..however..am I the only one thats going to pull you up on your terrrrrible joke :)ReplyDelete
ok here's one in revenge!!!
Whats brown and sticky?......
a stick! heeeheeeeee! :)xxxx
These elephants are fantastic!!! That is a great idea about drawing and painting a subject in different ways. Also you crack me up?? How do you stop an Elephant from charging??? LOL. Well done!ReplyDelete
Seriously, girl. You truly amaze me. I don't think there is anything that you're afraid to try. LOVE that about you. :)ReplyDelete
And I SO want that drawling lab book. SO much.
Thanks for always being an inspiration to us all.
Happy SS! :)
i am in love with your sketchbooks. there is a festivity and purity about each page :)ReplyDelete
i recently wrote a piece called 'the girl who loves elephants'. it's a bit heavy so i haven't the courage to post it--not sure i will
I am intrigued by your attention to detail on each and every version... Nicely done.ReplyDelete
I love this elephant...anything with "dots" seems to remind me of my bead works on my quilts. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez StewartReplyDelete
Cinderellephant! LOVE it, i so love coming here to visit you and see your creative mind at work. You are very inspiring....I do love the elephants, too! xxooReplyDelete
Thanks for popping by...love your elephants and the silly jokes, LOL. I loved Elmer when my kids were little...
What lovely elephants. I love the colours and the patterns you have chosen too! Funnily enough I sketched an elephant last week too!ReplyDelete