Thursday, July 4, 2013

Pretty in Pink

This sweet girl with a faint blush is for the Summer of Color Challenge - Charcoal Grey and Light Pink.
Those of you that follow this blog know I am not a huge fan of pink - This girl was wearing a pink tank top but it was too much pink for me so I ripped it off up to the straps - I can commit to some pink but not too much!
One thing that I did differently when drawing her was to sketch her lips with a red pencil -  
I think that it helped to keep her lips more natural looking than when I use a regular pencil to sketch them  - Hope I remember this in the future!  
Paper Saturday

30 comments:

Michelle said...

Michelle, she's beautiful! I really like this girl. Her colouring is so pretty!

Melanie said...

She is very pretty, and teh gray and pink look very good togheter.
Liefs, Melanie

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I think your tonal work is so superb and I quite like the pop of pink with her lips, though she does look quite wistful so maybe pink isn't her colour!!!

alarmcat said...

very nice!!

Giggles said...

So funny ripping her clothes off!! She is beautiful..I'd love her with or without more pink!!

Hugs Giggles

Deborah Weber said...

So lovely!

Janet said...

She looks sweet!

Kooky Makes said...

Isn't it strange how we can like one colour & dislike another. Funnily enough I have recently embraced pink in my art and am (despite being totally ungirly) really enjoying it. Your girl is very serene looking and, as usual, beautifully drawn.

Sandy said...

There you are Michelle with another beautiful drawing - You know I love your ladies.
sandy

Yolanda said...

Beautiful!

Faye said...

Your pink and gray painting is absolutely beautiful. I love the way her hair is straying. You draw gorgeous faces.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I am not a fan of pink either, so I know who this did challenge you. She is BEAUTIFUL!
Have a nice weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

DJ said...

Beautiful lips.

Kristin Van Valkenburgh said...

xo

Beverley Baird said...

She's lovely! Loved your step by step description.

Kelly said...

You did a great job with this face. The pop of pink really gives it something extra.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely portrait, Michelle.
The pink really makes the difference enhancing this!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

I love your pink girl. She is a wonderful work for SOC and very feminine. Hugs Erika

denthe said...

Beautiful and sweet.... Love her!

Zafaran said...

She's got a lovely expression and beautiful pink lips!

Sharon Fritchman said...

She is very pretty in pink! I love your sentiment, too! So beautiful, and a wonderful way to use this week's SOC colors!

Tammy N said...

Beautiful portrait with a nice soft touch!

Lori Saul said...

She has a wonderful wistful look in beautiful soft colors!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

she's darling with her soft pink cheeks. xox

KC Inspired said...

She is beautiful!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful way to use the colour combination for this weeks SoC. I love her charcoal hair and pink lips:)

Natasha said...

She is so lovely. I love her hair and the tonal work on her. Her soft lips are gorgeous as well. Great work!! :) Perfect for the colours this week.

bellefrogworks said...

You may not like pink - but it worked beautifully for this beautiful girl. That is a great idea to outline the lips in the color they will be - you did a great job. I love her eyes and wistful expression.

Terri Corona said...

She is so lovely - really love your soft hints of pink.

veronica said...

another one with fab lips! love 'em!