Still Life 001 by bleuie

Still Life 001

by bleuie in Colored Pencils

7" x 5" Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper

"The artist finds a greater pleasure in painting than in having completed the picture. "
— Lucius Seneca

24th of December 2010, while everyone was busy for Nanay's birthday party out on the yard, I was in the house working on this piece24th of December 2010, while everyone was busy for Nanay's birthday party out on the yard, I was in the house working on this piece and savoring every single moment of it—pure ecstasy.

This is my first serious attempt with colored pencils.

Photo Reference: from jade fox at

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  • Gem-3d


    Amazing work you do ...

    Nov 14th, 2013 Reply
  • Mizzabelle


    Wonderful gallery, thank you for sharing with us.

    Jan 15th, 2012 Reply
  • UmbraRegina
  • Mishelangello


    Great work my friend! very beautiful!

    Aug 17th, 2011 Reply
  • leiko


    Lovely work. I love the tones. You have a good technique. The apple on top of the pile seems a bit more narrow on the bottom right side than is indicated by the rest of the fruit. Also, next to that apple, there seems to be a floating stem. The edges of the picture have more blank space compared to the rest. You may want to consider painting outside the lines, by placing a spare sheet of paper below the one you are working on, and going past the edge. Finally, you may want to further define the difference between the shadow and the contour of the pot by using darker colors near the edge. Overall, great still life.

    Jun 27th, 2011 Reply
    • bleuie


      Thank you for taking time to look at my work :-)

      My drawing skills are really poor right now after a long hiatus and CP is a totally new medium for me. I don't have any books about CP so I decided to learn as I draw.

      Working beyond the area is one thing I've learned and have corrected in my other works. I just wished I had known it earlier :-D

      I tried to get more colors in but it was too late for any remedies, colored pencil is very unforgiving, once the paper is saturated you can't add anything anymore. A really hard lesson, but at least I've learned.

      Thank you so much for the suggestions, I'll try my best to improve on my drawing skills.

      Jun 27th, 2011 Reply
  • KaterinaArt


    beautiful CP work and realism !!

    Jun 11th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • Giselle


    Lovely still. Very pleasant colors.

    May 13th, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe


    Excellent and fabulous work .. the lighting is great!

    May 12th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • bleuie


      Thanks, couldn't have done it without the stunning photo from WC, seeing the result, it made me want to explore more on colored pencils :D

      May 13th, 2011 Reply
  • HellOnAStick


    Beautiful work with the light.

    May 12th, 2011 Reply
  • Dynnnad


    Such a beautiful traditional scene! Great work!

    May 12th, 2011 Reply