Saturday, January 20, 2007

Armchair love

What a crazy tropical weather weekend. Pouring with rain outside but sitting with the air-con on inside. Good weather for drawing though. I had a lot of fun working on the detail of this one, and it's great when you can combine two things you love, in this case drawing and patterns :)



However, again I'm having the same old trouble with choosing colours. It's one of those abilities that can turn a mediocre piece into a good one, or a good piece into a great one...

5 comments:

Cherry Rockette said...

i must say, i always like the colourways you choose. they seem very serene and relaxed, very laid back 50's-esque, with the solid black grounding the whole image. it prevents the image from washing out because of all the subtle colours.
my personal taste is for richer hues, esp pinkier pinks (less peachy/creamy), but that is purely my own taste, not what i feel you need change.

Trudi said...

Beautiful drawing - wish I had a real life armchair like this.

cruststation said...

I love this, it's adorable.

Carla Sonheim said...

Oh, you're so right about color! I just did a painting where it absolutely SUCKED for awhile... I decided to pull back all the color and start over... it's my favorite so far now!

Lara said...

Thanks everyone :) And thanks heaps cherry for the straight-up comment - much appreciated!