Monday, 25 January 2010

Something Bubbly

16x13cms

I admit I sat and watched this snail for ages.  I waited and waited for him (or her?) to come out of his shell.
All he did was blow bubbles at me and no matter how I coaxed wouldn't show himself.
Drawn first in Derwent Graphitints,which I then wet and  added coloured  pencil for some extra colour.

I  realised that I'm not very good at bubbles and will have to practice.
This one was done for an EDM challenge, which was draw something bubbly...so I chose a snail!



19 comments:

Pippa said...

Wow, Cathy, what a unique interpretation of the challenge, and how beautifully done! I think yo ARE good with drawing bubbles!

Sandy said...

WELCOME!!!! and what a wonderful first post - that snail is absolutely luminous!! and those bubbles - what a unique answer to the challenge!
Keep posting - I'll be checking in!

Alex said...

Beautifully drawn! I love how the texture is rendered and the colors are awesome! Welcome to the group ^^

curiouscrow said...

I have never seen a snail blow bubbles - how fascinating - and I like your drawing very much - nice bubbles - they look slightly gelatinous which I somehow expect from a snail, and great shine on the shell

nanke's stuff said...

This is just beautiful! The shell is outstanding and yes luminous is the perfect word for it. Bravo! nancy

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Welcome, welcome. I hope you have as much fun with EDM as I have. I love your snail!! The colors & reflection are wonderful and so are the bubbles. Very creative idea.

Florence's Art said...

Welcome to the EDM group! Your bubbles are great.
I to love to watch snail and really enjoyed your sketch

Revelle said...

Love your technique and your bubbles! Who knew snails bubbled!!!

Martine said...

That's a great and original idea ! Lovely shades and colours on the shell ! Welcome here and looking forward to seeing more of your art !

Cathy Holtom said...

If you move the snail then wait they often ooze slimey liquid...it's the same silvery stuff they leave as a trail behind them. We've got loads in our garden, so plenty to look at!
Thank you everybody for all the kind comments.

alissa4102 said...

Lovely rendering of the snail shell Cathy. I think they are fascinating to draw and have so much subtle colour. I had forgotten about snails and bubbles. I haven't seen that for year - unique interpretaiton on the theme

Ramona Davidson said...

Wow! Looked through your site and I am impressed by your art. Love what you have done from the snail to the raspberries, and more.

frayedattheedge said...

The snail shell is fantastic - it is glowing on the screen!!

marancat said...

A beautiful drawing - I look forward to more! Welcome!

raena said...

Wonderful job, Cathy! I didn't even know they made bubbles! Welcome to EDM; look forward to seeing more!

Gillian said...

How funny that a snail should blow bubbles. It makes them almost endearing - almost.
I love this - you've managed to capture that irridescence - not easy!

Johanna said...

Welcome, and well done! I love the way you drew the shell, all the colors that makes it come alive - while I personally would probably just have drawn... brown or something. Brilliant!

Sketch Gurl said...

Welcome to EDM. Your sketch is wonderful. I like that nice shiny coat on the snail's back and the bubbles too.

Phyllis said...

I'm late commenting, but never to late to say
Lovely, Luminous Layering (why do I feel like Batman lol) with a beautiful result. Complimenti!

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