Friday, January 30, 2009

San Fancisco Victorian House ACEO

Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
Medium: Colored pencil with gouache
Support: Multimedia artboard

From this drawing, I have leaned that overworking KILLS the drawing. I could not get the sky I wanted. After applying a layer upon layer with color pencils, there is no return. :( With oils and acrylics, you can cover up your mistakes. There is still a lot to learn about this medium.

19 comments:

adebanji said...

Considering the size you have executed this on-this is great!

Sheila said...

ooo.. kawaiii!

I continue to love your work more and more. Thanks for not blocking me as the crazy elephant lady.
hugs,
sheila

Kathleen Coy said...

Very pretty, Akiko. It makes me want to go inside and sit by the lace curtains and have a cup of tea. :-)

James Parker said...

Indeed it is good. I like doing ACEOs, but you're the tops. Every aspect of the piece is pleasing and skillfully done. bravo.

artbyakiko said...

adebanji, thank you! I think the size limitation had an adverse effect on this piece. :(

artbyakiko said...

Sheila, if you are blocked from my blog, it would mean that Google has shut down. I really appreciate your support!

artbyakiko said...

Kathleen, you are so kind! Thanks for your visit. :)

artbyakiko said...

James thanks for your visit and nice comment! I'm still thinking about your "practice." I listened to the song, but it's quite difficult to come up with an image that I can translated onto my canvas.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Colored pencils are fickle, I do limited work with them! Your house is wonderful and reminds me of my last visit to San Francisco.

artbyakiko said...

Gail, thank you! Love to see your colored pencil works.

Erika Nelson said...

You are a glutton for hard work Akiko! I think it's beautiful! You know because you and I love details in portraits, it's harder for us to play them down in landscapes. It's taking me a while to get inspired but I guess I'll see if I can still meet the deadline. Hurray for you!

r garriott said...

Akiko, I'd've never known you struggled with this. It has a wonderful charm. I really love how you played up the slanting sidewalk.

artbyakiko said...

Erika, I know we both love details, but working too hard does not always bring out good results. Having fun may be the best solution! :)

artbyakiko said...

R, thank you so much. You are so kind!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I left you a blog award at my blog if you want to come pick it up. :-)

DEB said...

Akiko, whatever you create is magic. I've been a big fan of yours...(Artshtick in the ACEO group) Mind if I follow your blog?

artbyakiko said...

Hi Deb! Thanks for dropping by. It would be great if you add me to your blog list.

jane augenstein said...

Your work is BEAUTIFUL! I found your site from another artist.
I have something for you on my blog, check it out! :-)

artbyakiko said...

Thank you Jane for the award! I just checked your site. Wow!! So many beautiful horse pictures. Will be dropping by more often. :)

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