Monday, May 7, 2012

On the Riverbank - Challenge #69

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This week the Diva's challenge was groovy, a pattern offered by Eden at Cut'n It Up! Here's my first shot at it. Groovy was not easy for me to draw, it should get easier with practice. In addition to groovy for the water, I used my own flower design that I call sunz, pearlz for the border, and a variation of punch for the riverbank. I watercolored for the first time with my water pen using the Derwent Intense Pencils, and finished it out with some highlights in At You Spica markers.


Head on over to Laura's page here to check out everyone's offering of Groovy! Maybe you'd like to add your own design :).

23 comments:

  1. Groovy is new for me, too. Not an easy one, for sure. Anyway, cute tile. Very fitting for the springtime :)

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  2. Groovy makes wonderful rippling water. What a bright cheerful tangle. And you are correct it will get easier. One of the greatest benefits of the challenge!

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  3. Great use of color! It reminds me of a rippling mountain stream.

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  4. I love your entry, I hadn't thought of groovy as looking like ripples of water, but you now have me convinced. Great job!

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  5. Wow Alice. You really did a nice job with this & I like the way the color turned out. Linda E.

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    1. thanks, linda! i appreciate you always visiting my blog and leaving me wonderful comments :)

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  6. Like you, I find Groovy not very easy to draw. I'll be working on it today so I can send in my contribution for this week.
    Yours worked out quite well!!

    Annemarie Huijts,
    Holland

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    1. thanks, annemarie! i watch for your drawing! have a great week :)

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  7. like like like alot, love the coloring! love 'n greetz, Ellen

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    1. ellen - the coloring is the most fun part :)

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  8. Great tile! Using Groovy as water is a stroke of genius. It works so well. I like the angular pattern in the background. It is a nice contrast. Well done!

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  9. Very pretty! love the colors!

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  10. I love this tile! It is so lovely. The colors are spectacular.

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  11. Color is so much fun to add isnt it? Love the watery feel here. I end up always doing it vertical for some reason, but horizontal it definitely says 'water'. Thanks for sharing

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  12. bright and sunny, perfect to brightens ones day. Love the colour treatment,

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  13. I like that you have a theme. I always find that more interesting, not really being an abstract thinker! Your colors are great,and I like all the different patterns chosen, even like the little dots around the SUNZ on the left.

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    1. gloria - i didn't realize until you mentioned it - that i didn't put dots around the sunz on the right - i missed that! hahaha! there really IS no right or wrong way :). have a great week!

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  14. This is so pretty. I always love color!

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  15. What a beautiful composition! I love your Sunz, I'm going to have to try it:) And addind color to Groovy really makes it look great!

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  16. I Love your coloread Job. Wonderful
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  17. Your color has really softened your design. I love the flowers.

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  18. This is so pretty! It looks like seashells and pearls around the edges. The colors jump right out!

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  19. Very pretty - I also wouldn't have thought of groovy as water, but it really does look like water the way you've colored it. Love the design of sunz!

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