Finding a feather

sketch of a featherI found a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo feather on one of my morning walks. As I carried it home to draw I was wondering if there was a little sketching project about found objects. I walked up the hill to our home I realised most of Canberra is suburbs and probably the most interesting thing to find would be the odd dead shopping trolly but the idea may have some merit so this morning I am pondering…

This sketch was done in a Strathmore mixed media sketchbook which is 5.5 in x 8.5 in (14 x 21.6 cm) using artist pitt pens, Derwent watercolour pencils and watercolour paint as one of the daily prompts provided by a facebook group called A sketch a Day .


Three jugs

drawing of JugsI have a simple image today of three jugs which are drawn as a prompt for the  facebook  A sketch a Day challenge which for day 23 proposes that the group draws a jug. I was a bit pushed for time yesterday so this was a bit of rush.

This sketch was done in a Strathmore mixed media sketchbook which is 5.5 in x 8.5 in (14 x 21.6 cm) using artist pitt pens, Derwent watercolour pencils and watercolour paint.


One for the “interesting experiment” pile

A sketch of JewellryThis sketch I think goes into the “interesting experiment” pile. Apart from sketching some ear rings and a ring, what was I trying to do?  I have been thinking about the the back grounds and layout of the page spread.  I am not sure if this works. I was wanting to not use shadows to give a sense of depth but to create a sense of space with some sort of framing device. One one hand I quite like the abstract lines as they are simple and create an interesting page but I think it would have been better if the objects had shadows.  I am not sure how I feel about it hence the “interesting experiment”. I would love to hear what people think and it’s OK to say interesting but you have done better!

This sketch was prompted by #8 on the  EDM challenge list it reads: Draw your watch or other piece of jewellery. This is also a prompt for another facebook group called A sketch a Day which for day 5 suggests we draw something that starts with the letter J. I am using a Strathmore mixed media sketchbook which is 5.5 in x 8.5 in (14 x 21.6 cm). This sketch is done using artist pitt pens and watercolour paint.


Gardening on Australia Day

sketch of glovesThere was a cool change in the weather for Australia Day. Although I am sure there were thousands of people that did the traditional barbecue, around our suburb you could hear the sound of lawn mowers as people took advantage of the long weekend and the cooler weather to get a bit of yard work done. We pottered about the yard  hence the sketch of my gardening gloves. They are not dainty ladies gloves but no nonsense hard working gloves. The palms are leather and wear through a pair about once a year. They get holes in the tips of the fingers where I scrub about.  Click on the image to see a larger version.

Once again I worked across the centre of the page and I am still not at ease with it.   I am still using my Strathmore mixed media sketchbook. This sketch is done using artist pitt pens and watercolour paint. It is #246 on the  EDM challenge list  which reads Draw some gloves.