Monday, October 17, 2011

Dragonfly

A little watercolour, paper and ballpoint pen is all I need to keep me content.







Looking at this once I have published it I can see all my mistakes and what needs to be changed so
he will have to come out of the frame and get a makeover.

14 comments:

Cathy Holtom said...

I love all the colours you put in the wings.

kazumiwannabe said...

I love this. It's lovely, the colors are beautiful, and the way the dragonfly flies up gives the piece a very cheerful, uplifting feeling. Like a hope symbol. In the frame, it looks awesome - makes me feel impatient to have enough time on my hands to draw and make things again!

1artsychick said...

I too love the colors in the wings.

I know starting school is scary. You are doing the best thing you can do to get prepared. Practice, practice, practice.

Have been looking through your blog. You have a lot of potential, I hope you find that school nurtures you and helps you grow in ways you never dreamed.

I'm so impressed with you for stating this undertaking later in life. When I was in college (in my 30's) there was a huge variation in ages in the art program. (funny, I never really thought about that before.) In the "required classes" such as languages, geography...there wasn't as much diversity...I was usually the oldest in the class. However, I was more serious about my studies. I thrived in college. I'm sure you will too!

Good luck, can't wait to see how you prosper.
wendy

Jennifer Edwards said...

Hmmm...that's funny...I don't see any mistakes...? Lovely drawing!

Dan Kent said...

Me too! watercolor, paper & a ballpoint pen. This is a happy flight of the dragonfly too, who looks like he is reaching out with joy! I drew and painted a dragonfly. I loved the intricacy, and the effort it took into balancing the drawing. My wife didn't like legs though - they creeped her out. So mine has no legs! :)

raena said...

ballpoint and watercolors go so well together! I love using them like that. This is very worthy of the frame you put it in!

Clare said...

OOOH MY, Thank you all for you kind comments and much sought after feedback. Artsychick, Thank you for the 'push in the right direction'. Kazumi, Do some 20 min sketches and fill 'em in with watercolor, they will be great. Jennifer, it's the legs and the background, they are just not right to me. Yes Dan, the legs, I think mine could do without too, I don't have them right to start with.

Alex said...

Lovely! I really like the colors you've used!

stewcrowther said...

Wow...Fantastic. I have to admit, I didn't see any mistakes at all.
You are going to be amazing at collage. And how can you be too old when you are the same age as me :-)
I just wish I was going too.
Stew.

whatidoisme said...

As someone who started a degree (distance learning) at 43 and went on to do a full-time masters at 50 (alongside kids the same age as my own two!) I can sympathise. But once you get started you won't look back :) Good luck!
Sue

Clare said...

Thanx Alex, Stew & Sue!!

Ann said...

It's a delightful drawing!

Sadami said...

Dear Clare,
Thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog has full of dreams, joys, colours and beautiful paintings. Please keep up and share them with us, veiwers.
Kind regards,Sadami

Charlotte said...

Hi Clare, thanks for your comment on my blog. And about going to art college, when I went (at the grand old age of 27(!)) there was a real mixture of ages right from 18 year olds to 60 somethings...I think you get much more out of it when you're choosing to do it later on anyway. Good luck!