Sunday, 30 May 2010

An Open Book


Everyday Matters N° 274 -Draw your favourite book.

My favourite book (at the moment) is  lovely and  glossy.   I bought 'Palaces of Sicily' at Palermo's Museum of Modern Art  last month.   It's translated into English from Italian so it can be a bit hard going at times but the photographs are wonderful.   A lot of the villa's and castles in the book are not open to the public so it's interesting to see what some of the places are like inside and the photographs by Melo Minnella certainly do them justice. 
I drew the book open so I could have fun drawing a photograph of a wall fresco, a sort of picture within a picture.
Watercolour pencil and coloured pencils.

17 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

I like the 'at the moment' ...... my favourite book probably changes every time you ask me!! Wonderful picture!!

bettyfromtexas said...

What a fabulous solution to the favorite book challenge. Your sketch of the pages is quite wonderful!!!

Shirley said...

I love that you showed us the inside of the book!

Martine said...

Lovely drawing ! I like the way you rendered the picture on the page and the glossy aspect of the paper !

Dan Kent said...

Now this is the way to draw a book!! I really, really like this. It is so well done!

travelingsuep said...

This is lovely Cathy! Very well done.

Lesley Purcell said...

This is a lovely drawing, you handle coloured pencils so well. It's easy to see you had fun drawing this, and that it's a loved subject matter. Thanks for sharing!

Alex said...

One can definitely see that you're having fun with this. The colors and the strokes of the page are dancing there =)
Beautiful work, and superb presentation.

nanke's stuff said...

Superb job! I also like that you showed us the inside of the book. It's lovely! nancy

PAMO said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!!! Fantastic drawing. WOW!!!!!!

Sandra said...

You let us know what was inside! What a neat idea so beautifully expressed.

Ann said...

Beautiful! I also like the 'at the moment' statement - my favorite books are so many...

curiouscrow said...

Well I relate strongly to 'at the moment'! I very much like that you drew this with the book open - a great idea, beautifully executed.

bendelachanal said...

A beautiful view of an open book, very tricky perpective!

raena said...

Wow! This is spectacular! I love the idea, but your execution made it wonderful!!

Gillian said...

Nice work, Cathy. What a great way to remember a good book too!

ffyrebird.com said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Wonderfully done!!

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