EDM Drawing Challenge # 3

EDM drawing challenge 3  a bagI am really enjoying this new sketchbook and yet I am puzzling over it as for years I have selected sketchbooks where the paper has some tooth as this will take drawing media better. This sketchbook falls more into what I would call the “designer stationery” line as the paper is very smooth. It is made to take a fountain well – which it does. I expected to battle it all the way but I am really enjoying using it. It takes pitt pens well and to be honest is too smooth for watercolour and it definitely will not take a lot of water but if I am careful some nice effects can be achieved.

For those who live in the UK it is a A5 sketchbook I picked up at Rymans. It has no brand or marking on it and may have been a special buy long gone out of production. It has stitched signatures not glued pages. Rymans were in Canberra for a short while and then went out of business. As I said before it was in my notebook stash and must have sat at the back of the cupboard for at least 5 years if not more. The thing is I am looking at smooth paper with a different eye!

EDM drawing challenge 3  view of bagAnyway, EDM Drawing Challenge # 3 reads Draw a Purse Wallet or Bag. This is my current hand bag which I am using because it can act as a hand bag yet hold some drawing materials with ease. I picked it up over easter at the National folk festival this year. So it is still quite new but no doubt will get bashed around.

I drew it using Faber Castell Pitt pens and watercolour paint and Derwent watercolour pencils.

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.


EDM Drawing Challenge # 307

EDM challenge drawing 307 pearsEDM Drawing Challenge # 307 says to draw something raw. These pears are wonderfully sweet (I think it is the unseasonal warm weather we are having) Anyway before I munched into them I drew them. I used pitt pens with a watercolour wash. If you click on the image you will see a larger photo.

I bet you are thinking what is this with all these posts!?! Don’t worry I am bound to cave in soon and this run of drawing will end, and then, I will make room for Jerry to inflict his photos on everybody!

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.


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.