Friday, 15 May 2009

Selected Colours


I've been very strict with myself and selected just 3 colours to make little sketches with. Each picture used a different 3 though. I'm not that strict!


And here are some life drawings from this morning...


I took some coloured pencils with me for a change. They were the cheap sort and I couldn't rub them out so any mistakes had to stay!


I didn't have a pencil sharpener either, so this in last one I had to change colours each time one wore out.
It's true!
Here's to a happy weekend.x

21 comments:

bookbabie said...

That sounds like a great exercise, love your drawings, Happy IF!

Buskitten said...

Working with the 3 colours is a great idea Jessie! I love how they've turned out - sort of 'pure', if you know what I mean! I'm in awe of your life drawing, as always - just can't get my head around it, no way.It's so hard!
This week there is a great word for IF, so I look forward to seeing what you do! happy Weekend backatcha! xx

Raluca C said...

very beautiful drawings,I love especially the mauve princess beside the greenhouse!
(and the ladies-croquis)
have all the best wishes and a wonderful week-end!

Jessie Lilac said...

Thank you Bookbabie :) I'm looking forward to this week's IF.

Thanks Liz, I'm sure you be able to do it, it's just a question of getting used to it really because I find it so different drawing from life, than out of my head!

Jessie Lilac said...

Oh thank you Raluca, I like that you called her a princess, I don't know why or how she got there!

Julie-ann said...

Hi Jessie, what great news, so pleased for you. Your art is so beautiful. Send my love when you go. Deborah and David are so lovely.
Love the colours you have used in your life drawing, so alive and vibrant.

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks Julie, it's all thanks to you :)

PG said...

For someone who confesses to being a colour-aholic, you are have a real feel for limited colour, the middle one works particularly well for me.

jeff34 said...

I'm a fan of you Jessie !
I love the drawings of the small girl in orange... It's life!
ByeBye !

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks Gretel, I really appreciate that as I love your own colours you use!

Hi Jeff, I had your request in mind when I drew this - 'Life is Beautiful'!

Rosie said...

Lovely, vibrant drawings.

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks Rosie, and thanks for the Spotify link!

joanne May said...
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joanne May said...

Great drawings and colours, Jessie.:)
I use to enjoy life drawing but I'm very much out of practice now.
Love your new Etsy shop too. Has the lady fox picture sold?

Jessie said...

Thanks Joanne, no the foxy lady is still alive and kicking on Etsy! I just fancied a change of Avatar picture :)

soulbrush said...

i feel so guilty as i haven't visited for ages, will add you to my sidebar again, seems to have fallen off the radar...love your new header it's so adorable, and as always i love your art, in any and all colours. hugs to you from london.

Jessie said...

Thanks Joss, me too! I haven't been 'out visiting' as much recently but I value Bloglife so much and have been trying to catch up! Thanks for coming over to see me.x

Art Fan Ako said...

The three colors only practice is a fun idea. YOu got nice illlustrations! I also like your life drawing despite no pencil sharpener!

Kim said...

Hi Jess, you are really into challenging yourself these days! That is so cool! I like this idea of limited colors.

I have to say the idea of using a variety of colors in the life drawing class worked out beautifully...I love this last one a lot!

Jessie said...

Thankyou Ako!
Hi Kim, it's a challenge I'm enjoying very much, thanks so much :)

jazzlamb said...

Haha. I love how you said the last one got completed. Really cute. Very nice human study. Keep it up!
And I love how you use watercolors too, they look really lovely!