Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ivonne Bess - Pomegranate

Ivonne Bess
Medium: Colored pencils on bristol vellum
Size: 181"x 11"
Artist's blog:


Maria Soto Robbins said...

Lovely details and shading on the fruit. Very well done!

Angela said...

Hi Ivonne, Congrats on this beautiful work of art. I love the seeds especially. They are very nice and distinct and look awesome on the enlarged view where detail is more prevelant. The suggestions I have are more highlight on the pomegranate and the peel. I love the touch of yellows on the part of the peel immediately coming off the fruit. I like how the corkscrew area of the peel has tiny crevices.Thanks for allowing critique. For what I know of colored pencils you really did a good job.

I.M. said...

Thanks for the compliments and the input. I am my own worst critic: My pomegranate is too tall, and lacks luminosity which is hard to achieve with colored pencils. I hope to improve with each coming challenge!

Southern Girl Art said...

I think you did a beautiful job. I love colored pencil and it is definitely not easy to achieve what you have with them. I am far from being able to critique anything but in my opinion...great job!

The Desert Girl said...

I love the blues and green in the background. They really make the fruit stand out. Maybe there is some camera glare because there is a cold wash that seems to be over the painting. I'm guessing the true colors are richer and deeper. Still, your details are understated yet very pleasing.

Nancie Johnson said...

Great work done on the fruit & peel. I agree with some of the others, and desert girl probably nailed it with camera glare. I love the blues & greens of your background.