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Illustration Friday – Roots

September 7th, 2005

This is something that I had already drawn last year in the forest near our house, so I couldn’t resist using it.
It was painted in a book I made using 140 lb. watercolor paper, using Caran d’Ache neocolor II watercolor crayons and a Niji waterbrush – very portable for working while sitting on a rock by a stream! I added the text later when I scanned it.

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12 Comments »

  1. This is beautifully done, Karen.

    Comment by Aravis — September 7, 2005 @ 11:19 am
  2. This is a lovely illustration. The colour is beautiful. :)

    Comment by rainbowtrout — September 7, 2005 @ 12:05 pm
  3. Karen
    What beautiful work you do! I roamed around a bit.
    just lovely
    thank you for visiting my blog
    I will come back to yours again.

    Comment by Toni — September 7, 2005 @ 1:46 pm
  4. Beautiful, soft colors and a nice little close up of the roots. You know, I see a little face in the top root…

    Comment by carla — September 7, 2005 @ 2:23 pm
  5. beautiful! so soft and soothing is your illustration ;)

    M

    Comment by Mustashrik — September 8, 2005 @ 4:57 am
  6. Karen this drawing of roots and the ones you did this week are reallylovely. What a gentle touch…. the soft colors and flowing lines make me feel
    peaceful in a stressful week! thanks. I’m about to throw away my super delux aquabee sketchbook! Arches watercolor paper is so much more satisfying!
    I can’t lift a thing from that darn Aquabee paper

    Comment by lindsay — September 8, 2005 @ 12:09 pm
  7. Thank you everyone …

    Lindsay …I know what you mean about paper. I like the price of the Superaquabee but it just doesn’t compare to “the real thing” when you want to do portraits or subtle things. I’m just working on individual sheets of paper, folded into signatures, this week. When I’m done with all the painting I’ll sew them into a nice big book.

    Comment by Karen — September 8, 2005 @ 1:50 pm
  8. This is an excellent, naturalistic study with carefully selected (and framed) texture, shape and
    light – a really excellent watercolour sketch! I particularly like the way the roots are all trailing off
    towards the right.

    Comment by Ian C. Thomas — September 8, 2005 @ 4:38 pm
  9. You have NO idea what I would give for a forest near my house! I fondly remember hikes and picnics as a Brownie Scout when we went to Devil’s Gate Dam, Henniger Flats or Red Box.

    Comment by Sultry Painter Woman — September 8, 2005 @ 8:51 pm
  10. wow! how did you colour it?!
    do visit and comment mine :-)

    Comment by coffee — September 9, 2005 @ 12:36 am
  11. this is very, very nice, the softness of the colors is beautiful…

    Comment by victorie — September 9, 2005 @ 4:25 am
  12. thanks for the reply. silly me must hv been too busy while in office haven’t read your description but was mesmerised by the beauty of your work :-P

    Comment by coffee — September 9, 2005 @ 10:49 pm

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