Sunday, 17 July 2011

Summer of Color - Red

The Summer of Color red challenge was a hard one to keep monochromatic, but I think I managed it without turning the red into being too pink.  I felt that my soppy dragon needed some help to look fearsome, hence the red for danger.  Not sure where this character came from but I do like him and think I may develop him further (not necessarily in red though).  

Again size 5x4 inches with one pot of red acrylic paint and black pen.  Also below a red watercolour flower.

Thank you Kristin for these challenges, am so emjoying them. Four more colours to go, I can think of orange, purple, possibly magenta or black and white. Why not drop by her blog over the next few  days and weeks to what the colours are and also to see other artists lovely interpretations.

31 comments:

  1. This is perfect--I love all of the details--right down to the little snail on the mushroom--so cute--that dragon playing with it : )

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  2. Hi Linda, LOVE little red dragon! So cute! The flowers are lovely too. What a fun collection you have created for the challenge!
    Jessi xox

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  3. Oh my gosh...I love themg..that dragon is so cute...a fierce dragon befriending a snail...what a wonderful contradiction...and your flowers and background are beautiful...xxx

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  4. I love the dragon. Don't think the red helps him to look dangerous though. :) He's gentle as ever.

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  5. Oh what gorgeous fun these are, especially the little red dragon! Fabulous flowers as always.
    x

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  6. Wonderful red pieces and the first one is such fun. Annette x

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  7. Beautiful Red Watercolor Flowers! And loving the cute dragon! Tee

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  8. So much detail in the dragon picture! Love all the swirls and patterns within each part of the picture - the grass, the dragon's wings, the flowers, etc.

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  9. such lovely characters. And your watercolour is beautiful. Julie

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  10. so cute and the detail is awesome!

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  11. I really like all the detail in this little dragon! Plus those flowers are beautiful!

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  12. Oh bless him, what a cute little dragon! You have done well to stick to one colour each week.

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  13. So very cute; I agree it was hard~ I love your flowers...you should make cards or prints and sell them~

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  14. This must be Puff the magic dragon! Lovely work! Valerie

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  15. I can tell you exactly where he came from - a land called Honah Lee. I don't know the exact address but it was definitely by the sea!

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  16. Yes! Honah Lee of course! I can see him playing with his friend by the seaside :D Love love love this piece!

    xo Joanna

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  17. Sweetest dragon I have seen!

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  18. Oh!!! That is the cutest dragon ever! And the snail and those wings - you did it! Monochromatic with red - quite a feat ;) I am terribly impressed. And your flower is so striking - I really enjoy seeing what you do each week, thank you!
    And can you believe that we are actually almost done with color? There is red, purple and then one more color before that last week - which is actually more like a show and tell in which we will wrap up the event as a whole. It has gone so fast . . . thanks again for everything, xo

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  19. How cute is your little red dragon!
    Love all the little details that you incorporate into your pieces :)

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  20. What a cute little dragon :)) loving your style Linda!

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  21. i just love your red dragon and the flowers are equally fantastic!

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  22. woo hoo for red!! i think that little dragon is the absolute cutest!!! xo

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  23. Red is my fave and I like your efforts this week! Dragon is adorable and love the flowers - simple but pretty.

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  24. Love your little dragon he is so cute.

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  25. I am loving that red dragon in all of the pinkness, too!!!!!! nice job - too cute

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  26. Eeeee, your dragon and his little snail friend are soo cute!! ^.^

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  27. What can I say Linda. You're work is awesome. Keep up your fab work.
    Kyles =D

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  28. I don't like red, but this is cool!!! :)

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  29. Love that dragon with the snail.
    it is a lovely illustration full of details. I think that it is the sort of illustrations that you have to keep looking at to find all the little details.

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