I have been very remiss and not shared my drawings much lately. I am still drawing mundane everyday items as practice but not as often in January. Anyway here is everyday Matters drawing challenge 132 “draw a chain”. It sounds easy but is more of challenge than I thought it would be!
I used watercolours, watercolour pencils, and pitt pens in a Strathmore Mixed media sketchbook, which is nearly finished. There are a couple of pages left and it is full. It is the second I have filled this year. I have decided to bind my own sketchbook and mix the type of papers in it so I have a variety of drawing surfaces. I have also decided to make it larger, I am not sure if this will be successful but I will find out as I use it.
If you are interested in this challenge here is the EDM challenge list .
This morning before I go dashing out the door I would like to share with you my sketch from yesterday. It is another mundane topic but it is in the spirit of drawing every day things. I think I enjoy drawing food. Since to day is market day I will have some more to draw too!
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, watercolour paint, white charcoal pencil and lots of fun splotching about!
Click the image and you see a larger version. This is drawing prompt off the EDM challenge list .The Every Day Matters drawing challenge has a flickr group and a Facebook page
I 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.
This 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.