Monday, July 18, 2011

Watercolor Still Life of a Violin

This painting had tons of unhappy accidents along the way. Violins are a challenge!!

9 comments:

Julio Kansas said...

I really liked this illustration. :D

martinealison said...

Une peinture magnifique, car il n'est pas simple de dessiner un violon et vous lui avez apporté une âme...
Bisous;

Sadami said...

Hi,Tiffanny,
But you always do a great job in still life. I love this!
Cheers,Sadami

Mauricio said...

This reminds me of every time I've drawn a guitar in an illustration and how much I feel it kills the image if the instrument doesn't look right. With that said...beautiful work!

Moj tzv. život said...

great sketch!

wren said...

Not sure what unhappy accidents you are referring to - its a nice mix of controlled painting and letting the paint do its thing. The violin also has great personality.

tiffannysketchbook said...

Thank you everyone :D

maurico - yeah... I think the old masters used lutes and violins in their paintings to show off because they are particularly difficult. I can't remember where I read that though.

Wren, I lost some control there with the shadow area, but I guess it doesn't bother me anymore. :D Sometimes it takes a a few day to like a painting, after you've stepped away from it for a while. :D

Little Ni Studio said...

It is! Violin is not an easy instrument to play. However, it has a beautiful sound. Enjoy your painting!!!!

Ted Blackman said...

Violins are difficult to draw, too. They have very distinct and subtle curves like no other object, kinda like drawing Charlie Brown's head; draw it wrong and it doesn't look like him. Well, it's true.