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Inspiration Avenue - St. Patty's Day

>> Saturday, March 19, 2011

I thought it was fitting that since I grew up in Chicago that I draw the Chicago River dyed green for St. Patty's Day.  I sketched it up in pencil first then went over it with my new Sharpie pen (which I love by the way!) and for the thicker black lines my Staedtler Lumocolor pen.  I colored in the green river with several different shades of green with my Prismacolor colored pencils.

I stopped at Hobby Lobby again today to get the Prismacolor Turquoise pencils (I've heard they're pretty good for sketching) but I haven't used them yet.  I was only going for those, but you know how it is. lol.  I ended up with some new watercolor brushes (on sale for 50% off!) and another pastel paper pad in a larger size.  So I have tons of new supplies to play with and a whole day off of work! 

Check out all of the great submissions for this week's challenge here.

Happy Saturday!

11 Wonderfully Stated Opinions!:

Stephanie Mealor Corder March 19, 2011 at 5:15 AM  

LOVE that pop of green! What a simple and perfect statement!

Heather March 19, 2011 at 7:26 AM  

It's so fun to get new art supplies! yay! I love the green and black here, nice job! I wish i could see that river in person...i saw a photo of it on line and couldn't believe my eyes! You've captured it sooo well! xo

art2cee2 March 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM  

I love how you used color and the lack thereof to accentuate the green river. Perfect St. Patty's Day drawing. Have a great weekend! :-)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise March 19, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

Well, you know, all rivers flow green on St. Patty's Day!

Sinderella Studio Designs March 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM  

Being Irish - how could I not LOVE this!!!!
cheers, dana

priti.lisa March 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM  

Can you believe I only learned about the green river this year? I love this drawing!

gemma March 20, 2011 at 4:15 PM  

This is cool! I love the fact that there are so many Irish people in Chicago that they really do this! Great drawing!

dthaase March 20, 2011 at 6:04 PM  

ah, this is home - well captured!

- hey bro! - March 21, 2011 at 7:44 AM  

Looks really cool, the green color really pops!
And buying new art supplies is always fun~ ^-^

Kat W March 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM  

How fun that they dye the river green! Great drawing & an original take on the IA theme.

Kat :-)

Msartist March 22, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

I didn't realize they do that! How cool that must be to see in person.
Love the drawing and your choice on the shade of green! Sorry I am getting here late. ~Theresa

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