Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Dragonfly

Ink and coloured pencil

I found this beautiful dragonfly (unfortunately dead), it's transparent wings made beautiful shadows on my   garden table in the sun.  It's missing a few bits because when I found it the ants had already got there before me, but I was still able to examine all the delicacy of those wings.

25 comments:

seesue said...

Cathy your dragonfly is so delicate. you've conveyed the transparency beautifully.

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

I just love dragonflies and yours is just beautiful. I love the lacy wings and the shadow.

E*phi said...

It's incredibly beautiful! That combination of ink and (light) color perfectly conveys its delicacy. I thought it was watercolors first - you're so good at making the pencils "blend", it's all so smooth and harmonic. A wonderful drawing!

Ann said...

Beautiful!

travelingsuep said...

You've captured the delicacy so well Cathy. This is a beautiful drawing.

Lynn said...

It's perfect!

Alex said...

It's mind blowing Cathy! =) An awesome breakthrough and great combination of techniques to achieve the level of realism this high

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful work...What a lovely capture!

Janene said...

Beautifully done! You conveyed the delicacy of the wings very well.

Glenda said...
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Glenda said...

I have just discovered your wonderful blog! The dragonfly is amazing as is the other artwork that I have had time to look at so far. Bravo!!

Linda T said...

Gorgeous!!

evensketchier said...

those wings are so well done. the little details of the "window panes" on the wings are so nice.

Tahirih said...

goreous work! The detail is exquisite, I like your blog a lot. I'm inspired to sketch more, now.

Arty Velarde said...

beautiful work Kathy!

debra morris said...

Lovely Cathy!

Anais said...

Love the transparent wings. Good work, Cathy! :)

frayedattheedge said...

I love your dragonfly - it looks as if it could just fly off the screen!

raena said...

So beautiful!! And so well observed! I love the colors and the shadow. This would make a very nice greeting card!

robin said...

Woooowwww.... That's colored pencil? My colored pencil drawings never, ever look that nice. So beautiful!

nanke's stuff said...

It's beautiful! You captured its delicacy and fragility perfectly. They are a wonder, aren't they! nancy

Sandy said...

Luminous. Absolutely luminous!

AtelierBrigitte said...

This is absolutely beautiful - the details in the wings, the shadows... just wonderfully done.

Lesley Purcell said...

Cathy this sketch is just beautiful!!

Krista Meister said...

I'm transfixed by the transparency you captured in the wings!

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