Thursday, 20 May 2010

A knight in Shining Armour

coloured pencil
 A sketch from my Sicilian sketch book.  This young man was found hanging around on an outside wall of a local villa!   A wall plaque made from marble and stone, according to the history he is an 'ancestor', but nameless, so I called him Ferdinando.   I drew this one from a photo I took just as the sun was getting low, and shadows and patches of light were dancing over the wall.  

17 comments:

Gillian said...

Oh Ferdinando, immortilised in marble and so pensive and sad. I love your pastel hues on this - perfect!

Alex said...

I am sure he's happy to be found if he knew he's going to be drawn so beautifully ^^ Awesome job yet again

Ann said...

Beautiful drawing!

Shirley said...

Beautiful. Love the soft painting.

curiouscrow said...

This is beautiful - I love the colours you've used and I'd like to see this on a card maybe?

Drawn2Life said...

Lovely sense of dancing light!

. said...

I like how you got the sun light dancing over the statue and wall, very nice work

Janene said...

This is beautiful! I was surprised to see in the tag that you used colored pencil rather than watercolor because the colors are so soft and blended.

Linisha said...

Nice shadows!!

raena said...

Excellent work. Love the choice of colors!

frayedattheedge said...

Hi Cathy - as always I love your drawing!! Have a good weekend, love Anne

kazumiwannabe said...

He looks great! The marble effect and colors are beautiful.

debra morris said...

Lovely Cathy!

nanke's stuff said...

This is just wonderful! I love all the colors you used in the shadows. It really is beautiful. nancy

ffyrebird.com said...

Lovely drawing, wonderful use of color!

quirkyartist said...

Beautiful colours in the stonework.

freebird said...

Love all the colors you've added.

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