I sketched these lovely ladies for the Summer of Color blog party, week 2. The color prompts for this week are Pink + Pink + Orange.
In my search for a subject that would reasonably translate to these colors I saw many works of girls and women with pink and orange peach skin, pink clothing and auburn hair. Bingo!
I have always admired the classic sketches of women by artists such as Leonardo DaVinci (indisputably a genius!) but I have yet to master his subtlety. I have made attempts to learn from copying his work before but decided to look a little farther afield when I came across a red chalk sketch by Edward Burne-Jones. Red, pink, orange. They’re all the same family, right?
Most of the models used by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood had a very distinctly stylized look to their lips, nose and jaw line. I got close with the lips but I still have more practice ahead of me.
While I still had the inspiration and not ready for bed yet I did another quick sketch but switched the colours around. In the hundreds of ladies I flipped past in the search results I found an older artist previously unknown to me: Phillppe Mercier. He was most well known for his portrait work.
I’m linking this post to Sunday Sketches where you can go for more “artspiration”
8 Replies to “Sketches of women in pink and orange.”
These sketches are fantastic.Love the use of colour pencil.I like each and every one of them so much.Wonderful job.Also,thanks for visiting my blog.:-)
Your art work is so soft and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us at SOC! I love how you used this week’s colors! HUGS!
Lovely, simple, beautiful.
Great work and very nice to see progress and moments of contemplation upon these women caught in moments of contemplation.
Your work is absolutely beautiful! I love the emotion and feelings captured within each piece. Thank you for sharing with us and look forward to seeing more of your artwork!
Really nice drawings 😀
Beautiful drawings… Love the tonal work and how lovely the line work is… Amazing… Did I email you the painting I did of your cupoa that you sent me for my Cuppa project? Hope so… Might have to pop down stairs and check that I did
Lovely ladies, lovely drawing! You have really captured their moods.