Instead of trying frantically to create some new crafts in the last few days, I spent my 'free' time sketching.
I know theyre not much but...its something I havent done for ages and I really enjoy the freehand flow of the pencil or pen. I like not worrying that it has to be perfect (a major problem of mine!)
I used different mediums, enjoying each one for its different qualities. I wanted to draw some flowers or plants, but if you could see the state of our balcony right now you'd understand why I turned to apples and onions!!! The apples were great fun - focusing on the core. And after finishing them, they reminded me of this
Australian artist.

And the onion...I love the colours you find in onions.

23 Comments:

  1. mariannealice said...
    quietly beautiful...and your paper is on its way...enjoy!
    Jo said...
    Hi Julie
    LOVE the colour you have used in the top of the apple. It's so apple-ish. I have just received a copy of a book called "The Apple Tree" for Beth and I love it just for the Apple drawings. Must take some photos and show you.
    Wendy said...
    Julie these are wonderful yet again.
    stephanie s said...
    i love these julie, they are beautiful.
    Ulla said...
    These are fabulous! The onion is especially nice! you really have a nice touch with colored pencils...
    Marieke said...
    And even more pretty ones!
    Veronica TM said...
    Those are very pretty!
    Marieke said...
    Hi Julie,

    Thanks for commenting on my weblog, I'm so glad you found me because now I can enjoy your work also.

    I have been looking at your flickr accound as well and I so love all the thing you make and the colors you use. It's absolutely wonderful and you can be sure I will be back on a regular basis to see more! I really love the little boat in your banner it's so lovely.

    These sketches are amazing really. I'm following an homecourse illustrating but due to all the computerdesignwork I am way behind sending in my stuff. Anyway seeing things like your art makes me want to get away from the computer more and start painting and drawing more, so thanks for that
    Megan said...
    These are just beautiful, you have a very graceful touch.
    arlee said...
    Love the apple drawings--they'd look wonderful in fabric!
    AnastasiaC said...
    these are really great Julie!! what pencils did u use?
    simple me said...
    I love the fact that the apples are eaten away and the texture it gives to the drawing.
    You draw beautifully.
    Have a good day Julie...
    bjs
    paula:)
    Shari said...
    wonderful sketches julie. i love the colors you used for the apple and the onion. thank you for sharing them!
    gracia said...
    Onions have such beautiful colour don't they? Looking forward to seeing more...
    cheers, grache
    capello said...
    The first apple looks like an exotic flower.

    All your sketches are beautiful.
    posy press said...
    gorgeous sketches julie~
    weirdbunny said...
    Loving your sketching, in which I have no ability at all!!
    risa said...
    beautiful!!!! there is something wonderful about apple cores, no?
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    thebutterflycollector said...
    these are beautiful,you are very talented, it's nice to sit down for a few hours sometimes and draw and see what comes out! do you know alison jay's work, she is a childrens book writer and illustrator, she does great apples too!
    maditi said...
    your drawings are so very beautiful - love your blog, will visit often :)
    devinemom said...
    these are amazing. i love your sketches. it reminds me that i used to like sketching and should pick it up again some time soon.

    wonderful work.

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