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Sketch Fest #129 will run March 26-28! (Today's date: 2021-08-01 16:39:13)

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Pumpkin Nouveau by Amy Sue Stirland

Pumpkin Nouveau
by Amy Sue Stirland

Prompt: art nouveau pumpkin
prompted by: PeggyB, during Sketch Fest #68 (October, 2015)

5x7 watercolor, pencil and ink on watercolor greeting card.


Natta says: Wonderfully well done! ~ Reply?

     Amy Sue Stirland replied to this: Thanks! It was fun to do.

Kir Talmage says: I LOVE that framing! And the coloring of the pumpkin! ~ Reply?

     Amy Sue Stirland replied to this: Thanks! I might have to use that framing again. It was so fun to do. I noticed that most of art nouveau samples had dark borders and more pastel coloring within, but it is fairly detailed. It was an interesting balance.

Kir Talmage says: I have something to share with you! Maybe you know it... I came across this essay/analysis while poking at my pumpkin illustration (looking for art nouveau styles and examples and all because I wasn't satisfied with the circular motif in the background) : I wound up fiddling with line weight after reading this, but there's so much more (precise explanations of things we do instinctively, so can learn to do intentionally), and I want to read more of his articles when I get the chance. ~ Reply?

     Amy Sue Stirland replied to this: that was a wonderful tutorial! Thanks for sharing it.

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