5 days art challenge day 3

Drawing of toolsHere I am waving happily with my 3 sketches. I ventured out into the depths of Jerry’s shed which is not so organised chaos. Anyway I decided to raid some tools and draw them. I am beginning to feel as if my self imposed  “overload January” is starting to pay off because it is not taking so long to produce something! I think I have learnt to knuckle down and get on with it rather than faffing about.

All of these were done in a a Mixed media Strathmore sketchbook with watercolours, and pitt pens.

Drawing of toolsThe G clamps I actually use in book binding. After sewing the signatures and glueing the spine, using the G clamps,  I clamp the book block between two planks of wood that are about the size of bread board. I let the glue dry for about 24 hours before binding on the covers. I do not have a real book press but this technique works fine. Also I press it again once I have made the covers. The small hammer is actually mine. Since it is so small and ideal for all sorts of craft related activities.

Drawing of Hand DrillThe last is hand drill which is quite old. The simple mechanical nature of it is very appealing and it reminds me of Dad as I can remember him using one just like it so I think this fits with EDM  prompt #20  Draw something “Dad”. The other two drawings are for prompt  #273 on  the EDM challenge list  which simply states Tools.

I was nominated for the 5 days Art Challenge by Jules Woolford of Needle and Pen


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