Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sketchbook Project (pages 20 & 21)





I sit here on my patio this morning with one eye on my laptop and one eye on my tiny little Stella (12 wk old Beagle puppy just 5lbs) I worry because there have been the most enormous hawks swooping through our back yard and around our cul de sac lately. I am just terrified that one of them will pick up my baby on it's way through. Apparently that has been happening so I have to keep an extra eye on her at all times when she's outside.
I have posted a few photos today of my next two page spread. These are a little different. I chose not to pattern their faces on these, instead I used graphite for some light shadowing and left the patterns for the hair and background. There is something about the colors in these that I like. Ordinarily I wouldn't be using grays, whites and yellows but I quite like this color combo(O: Have a great Sunday everyone!!

17 comments:

  1. Oh I just love the turquoise and yellow lady. #20....wow, she's gorgeous. cute detail with the heart cheeks...beautiful eyes!

    The thank you for your beautiful words on my blog this am! You made my day.
    XO
    heather

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  2. These are my favorite so far. Love the colors. I have a beagle myself...What a handful she is, good luck.LOL

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  3. Hi Rebecca! Enjoying your style! I really like how you've sucessfully managed to merge several designs together. Very interesting!

    Enjoy Stella! She sounds adorable!

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  4. More gorgeous ladies. You inspired me to try faces for my sunday sketch, now I have to figure out how I want to color them. I like the color combo on yours, more muted than you usually do.

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  5. I like the way you have done these faces--an unexpected surprise in your sketchbook. How many more pages to go?
    Hope stella stays safe from those hawks!!

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  6. The hawks would scare the wits out of me too, Rebecca. Everytime I think of Stella, I smile. What a cutie pie!

    These girls are very different and strike a different "mood" than some of the earlier faces. They seems to be 'more serious' with their gray complexions. Lovely! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  7. These are great Rebecca. I love the solemn quality of their faces paired with the patterned hair.

    Never disappointed!

    Smiles

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  8. These pages are so beautiful in color and expression. I love the soft palette and the bold yet sensitve faces. Also thank you for your visit and kind comment on my blog - especially to lead me to yours!

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  9. I have to agree with you--this is a great color combination. Your creativity never stops!!!
    And OHHH--watch out for your little puppy!!

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  10. Rebecca your sketchbook is amazing!! I love the vibrant colours! I participated this year and was real sad to let my book go..make sure you scan it so you can have a duplicate :)

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  11. Unbeleivably Interesting!! The turquoise face reminds me of Cleopatra! Love your Girls :D

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  12. Very nice Rebecca. I haven't used graphite too much because it is so messy (or I should say I am so messy using it! lol) You did an awesome job) I really love how you incorporate more than one face - it adds such mystery! Hugs

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  13. Oh yes, I forgot to mention about your puppy... that is very scary about hawks actually coming down and swooping off with puppies! I would hate that if that were to happen to my Mila! She is a toy poodle/pappillion and is 6 pounds full grown so Hawks could definitely knab her too! I saw that in the movie "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock but didn't think it actually happened in real life! Yikes!

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  14. These are just the most amazing faces and journal pages - they are so wild, and free and blazingly glorious!!!
    Hey, I gave the one of the brushes away for a b-day gift and it was A TOTAL HIT!!! This girl has everything and she loved it- and she has 3 girls and sisters of which she wants more for Xmas!

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  15. Oh I like this...the mix of graphite with your colourful background....I think it really makes the face pop!

    well done!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina....always here, playing catchup lately, eh!!!!

    hehee...

    xoxox

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  16. oh wow rebecca, you truly have some gorgeous pages here, I'm in love!!!

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