Friday, 5 November 2010

Bottle of Water


Everyday Matters 297 - Draw a bottle of water
This is a  watercolour, coloured pencil and pen sketch.  I tried to get a bit of colour in the transparent plastic, there were plenty of reflections to use, but the bottle looks slightly squashed to me.  Lets just say someone sat on the bottle!

19 comments:

Martine said...

Tremendous job again, Cathy! I love how your colours look soft but strong and rich enough! The reflections are terrific!

alissa4102 said...

Great angle and tone and shadow. Who would have thought that lying the bottle on its side at such a low angle would make it so interesting !

Gillian said...

Actually, I think you've conveyed the squishyness of a plastic bottle very well. Who'd have thought that a bottle of water couold make such an interesting subject?

creativesqueblog said...

Looks really good! I get a real feel of the water inside when I look at it so well done.

jill said...

This looks great, I love the shadows and colour in this. I may even have a go at it myself.

Katherine Thomas said...

I like it! What color pencils did you use on the bottle?

Cathy Holtom said...

Katherine - I used Faber Castell violet, indanthrene blue, light ultramarine, a bit of dark indigo and a Lyra rose madder lake, those are the ones I can remember!

Vicki Holdwick said...

I really like this; it really captures the character of a plastic bottle.

xoxo

Janene said...

Great job on a tricky subject.

Candylei said...

It's perfect!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Cathy, You did a marvelous job with this bottle of water. I like the angle and the slightly squashed shape. Exciting!

kazumiwannabe said...

You did a fantastic job on the transparency! And you managed to make something beautiful from a simple plastic bottle ^^!

Alex said...

beautiful work on a simple subject... the complexity definitely shows, and how you're able to make a paper to appear like plastic really amazes me ^^

elkedagtelt said...

the colors are great. I did this challenge with black pen, and I couldn't imagine how one can draw all these colors and reflection.

Jennifer Lawson said...

This is great. You have created an elegant water bottle, Cathy.

debra morris said...

Great view and sketch Cathy

raena said...

Excellent! I love the perspective you chose, and the colors within that shadow!!

Alison said...

Wow, what a variety of colours in just a plastic bottle.

Krista Meister said...

Love the intricate folds and crumpled crunches of the plastic bottle!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...