EDM Drawing Challenge #34

It is early winter here but we have had a very warm Autumn and many of the trees are only just losing their leaves now.  EDM Drawing Challenge #34 states Draw a fall leaf.

EDM challenge drawing 34I decided to live dangerously and draw 2. If you click on the image you can take a squizzie at a larger version.

I am working in a new sketchbook (I filled the last one) and it takes ink well and although the paper is a bit smooth for watercolour I like the effect.   The frustrating thing is this a sketchbook that I picked up at a chain called Rymans. They were in Canberra for a while and then went out of business and in the closing down sale I picked up this sketchbook. It was not very expensive. I have had it for at least 5 years sitting at the back of the cupboard and because the paper was very smoothI felt it might not take wet media very well. Anyway I decided it was time to use it and so far I like it! I cant load on the water but if I am careful some nice effects can be achieved. Also since the paper is smooth I am enjoying using pitt pens on the paper.

EDM challenge drawing on desk

If you are interested here is the EDM challenge list  and if you scroll you can see my past efforts. The Every Day Matters drawing challenge has  a yahoo group, a flickr group and Facebook page.

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2 Responses to EDM Drawing Challenge #34

  1. Jules says:

    Lovely drawing. We have Rymans in the UK but they are a normally a stationers rather than art supply store, – but I will have a look for you next time I’m in Bristol!

    • sharonb says:

      Hi Jules
      Yes Rymans here was for office supplies etc too which is why I did not think the sketchbook would be very good – it is more in the designer stationery line – so it got pushed to the back of of my notebook stash if you know what I mean I have had a few years and thought it would be not particularly good but its great!

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