Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Sketchbook - tomatos

Connie at The Scoop Score and Deal posts really excellent nature/wildlife sketches and photos.


The latest one is Jersey tomatos and it reminded me of some pages in my own sketchbook. This is from an exercise done during the design studies certificate for City & Guilds Creative Embroidery and was about different coloured pencil techniques. The bunch of vine tomatos was done in pastel pencil.

(Click on photos for bigger image)

The scrappy piece of paper at the bottom of page 1 has these explanatory notes.

1. graphite pencil and coloured pencil, overlaid colour.
2. contour drawing, coloured pencil.
3. contour drawing, coloured pencil and coloured paper.
4. coloured pencil, overlaid colour, burnished.
5. overlaid colour, pastel pencils, dark coloured paper.
6. stippling, pastel pencils, dark coloured paper.
7. hatching, coloured pencils.
8. scraffito, coloured pencils.
9. graduated shading, coloured pencil.

Here are a couple of ideas for repeat patterns. The first for a border, the other for a print.

Lots more mileage in these tomatos, thanks Connie for the reminder!


Linda_S. said...

These a very good. I love pastels and do these too.

Conni said...

Your tomatoes are wonderful! And I love your ideas for the repeat patterns. Frances, over at Island Threads, suggested painting the tomatoes on fabric and adding stitching. I hadn't thought of that. So many ideas to try!!!

Gina E. said...

Oh you are talented! These are so bright and cheerful. I can just picture them done in applique.

kay susan said...

Hey Gina, Now that's another idea, you know what - they would have been a good design for your vintage towel challenge!

Gina E. said...

They sure would!