Friday, April 4, 2014

The Lady of the Lake in Two Takes.

Presenting: The first piece of art for my “Around the World in 365 Days Challenge”!


Since itsy bitsy details are always great fun...both “Ellen's” here are based on a picture of Fiona in a scene in “Brigadoon”. The garland upon her head is made of harebells. The pattern of her shawl or screen (call it what you will) is based off the pattern of an actual tartan of the Douglas clan.


These are the first drawings I have done with colored pencils since the days when my artwork mainly consisted of coloring pictures. One of my visions with this personal challenge is to use it as a plan to advance my drawing skills and hence, though I see much in the pictures that might be improved, I am altogether quite pleased with them!


                                          Which is your favorite rendition?
              Have you ever read “The Lady and the Lake” or watched “Brigadoon”?

6 comments:

  1. Do you mean Sir Walter Scott's long poem "The Lady of the Lake"? I read that and Marmion and another long one years ago. I enjoyed them. I think he is a faaar better poet than novelist. Besides Ivanhoe (but still similar) his stock storyline which my sisters and I mock is "poor blond Scot soldier travels and does noble deeds and falls in love with rich lady whose hand he does not deserve, but wait he is a lord in disguise (or the king of Scotland or whatever)."

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    1. Besides "The Lady of the Lake", I have not read any of Scott's other works, but I remember listening to "Ivanhoe" when I was little and finding it so very inspiring that I put together an entire Playmobil set up for it. :) It does sound like Scott's favorite story line had a good dash of fairy tale in it. :)

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  2. All right, I just had to pop in. :-) Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! And (I already told you), but along with the rest of it, you did an absolutely amazing job on her screen. ;-) And the reflections in the lake...

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  3. So pretty! I love the color scheme you chose!

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    1. Thank you for the comment, Natalie! I had a great deal of fun choosing the colors. :)

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