Friday, November 9, 2007

EDM Challenge #144 - draw something square

Here is my post for this week's Everyday Matters drawing challenge #144 - "draw something square". I really struggled over this challenge as anything "square" I came up with simply did not inspire me to sketch. I did find a little drawing time while waiting in the car for kiddo while she was attending one of her classes this week. Since I had these caramel candies left over from Halloween and making caramel dip for apples, I placed them on the dash and squinted into the low light of the late afternoon. I used graphite and colored pencil for this sketch. It did not turn out as I had hoped, but as it's already Friday evening and I haven't done another, there it is. What I am pleased with is that I am managing to put something in my sketchbook on a regular basis due to inspiration from the Everyday Matters group.

"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

15 comments:

Teri C said...

This is just great! The shadows make such a difference.

Wendy said...

Amazing. I love the shadows. Did you eat them after you'd drawn them?

Dee said...

Great idea! And I think it's the shadows that really draws me in to the picture. Very nice.

Ann said...

Thanks Teri, Wendy and Dee! It was pretty harsh lighting coming through the windshield. Wendy, did I eat the caramels? You betcha :)
Ann

juj said...

Beautiful job with the shadows and I really like the way you created the depth of field - like a camera with the apeture wide open.

Ann said...

Thank you Juj!
Ann

TaraLin said...

Such a neat drawing! The shadows really make the picture :) Well done :)

Emma Pod said...

Nice choice of something square! And nicely done too!

vickylw said...

I think you did a great job with "square"! --- I love how you captured the cellophane, something I think would be very hard.

Linda said...

This is really great! I like it that you arranged the candies so, well, artully. It's very very well done.

Ann said...

Thank you Taralin, Emma, Vicky, and Linda! I really appreciate everyone's kind comments!
Ann

BMoon said...

Love this sketch!

Serena said...

Fantastic job on the challenge, Ann.....love the shadows!

Ann said...

Thank you bmoon and Serena! I do appreciate your stopping by and the kind comments.

phthaloblu said...

The shadows create enough drama and the colored pencil helps with the contrast. You even managed to pull off showing the cellophane that they're wrapped in. Great job!

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