It's the last week for Summer of Colour and the colour combination is sepia and sage green. I've been away this week on a Summer School in connection with the Tate Liverpool Gallery's current exhibition of 60 works by Chagall. The image above is a little 'out-take' from the drawing I show below, after I have explained how it came about.
At the end of the first day Dev and I were sitting quietly in the hotel lounge with a much-needed cup of tea. I was looking at a wall lined with veneered wood when I saw a donkey's face in the pattern - in fact a few donkey faces.
So I grabbed my sketchbook and drew a quick sketch of what I saw in my mind's eye - a sketch, not a representation of an actual donkey. When I looked at it again in the hotel room I was quite taken by what I had done and decided to use it as my entry for the SOC sepia and sage green challenge. I only had coloured pencils with me, so I had to use what I thought were the nearest matches for the colours.
As usual I forgot to take a photograph of the drawing before starting to add the colour, but luckily thought of it just when I had started the ears.
I have no idea why the page came out blue when I photographed it, but they weren't the best conditions for photography.
Here's the completed drawing, and as a quick sketch I'm quite pleased with it. When I took the blue cast out of the photo on Photoshop, I've only just noticed that it took out a chunk of the red border on the left. Hey-ho, that's what happens when you're tired!
I'm going to post a few of the drawings I made on the course in a post next week. It was wonderful seeing so many and varied pieces by Chagall, paintings, drawings, sketches.
I have enjoyed Kristin's lovely Summer of Colour challenges for the last six weeks, so thank you Kristin for the fun and for 'stretching' me, and I hope to be able to catch up with at least some of the other entries in the next few days.
Also linking this with Paint Party Friday , Manon's Paper Saturdays , Artists in Blogland and Inspiration Avenue's Show and Tell theme.