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.


Cute yellow watering can

drawing of cute watering canThis cute yellow watering can I purchased last week. It is totally useless because it hold too little water but I liked it and to be honest I will probably get Jerry to punch a few holes in the base and I will put a plant in it or some bulbs and sit it on the front step in Spring. No doubt it will weather and the paint will flake but it will still look interesting then too. But before it ages I decided to draw it. I added one of my gardening gloves. I think I will draw both of them as it presented an interesting shape and the leather texture was a bit of challenge.

Once again this was done in Strathmore mixed media sketchbook using artist pitt pens and watercolour paint.This is also #301 on the  EDM challenge list as it reads Draw something cute. That is what it is …


5 days art challenge day 5

drawing of cookiesWell I do admit to feeling like this 5 days art challenge has caused me to be running a bit! So today I have returned to a food theme. I did not realise how much of our life revolves around food! The getting of it, the preparing it, the eating of it and the cleaning up! The first is a treat yes cookies. The EDM challenge   prompt #202 reads “Draw a cookie” and I thought it went well with Day 20 of the  AJW Sketchbook challenge  to draw something made with chocolate.

sketch of lemonsNext drawing is also from the EDM challenge  as prompt #154 reads, Draw a lemon.

Pineapple drawingMy last sketch of the day (and last sketch in the 5 days art challenge) is a pineapple.  They have quite complex patterning on their skin and I always enjoy drawing them apart from the fact they are one of my favourite foods too ! So  EDM challenge  as prompt #146 reads, Draw a favourite food.

I have done the 5 days art challenge meme on Facebook. I posted 3 sketches a day for 5 days running and had a ball doing it so thanks to  Jules Woolford of Needle and Pen for nominating me.