Saturday, April 26, 2008

Keeping up

Here are a couple of Everyday Matters challenges I have been meaning to post this week. I don't know where the time goes but it has been eluding me lately.

The drawing above is EDM #168, draw your daily newspaper or where you get your news. This is graphite in my small hand.book journal, a drawing of where I get my news. You see, in our little town we have no daily newspaper. We do have two weekly papers and one that publishes three times a week but we rarely pick up any of them. Unless you have a child playing high school sports or want to see the real estate ads there really isn't much to read. Even when I do glance at one of them I notice that the local news stays about the same. Steep slope building ordinances and land use restrictions or lack there of, a new business opening or an old established business closing, that's about it. We have lived here going on 19 years and not much changes around here. I guess that can be a good thing.
And this sorry little sketch is for EDM#165, draw the front of your house. Architectural rendering is so beyond my comfort zone and obviously I have done very little, but I promised to get around to this challenge so here it is. I used a sepia Micron pen then washed with watercolor, sort of. Here in our mountain community there is no level ground. Everything is on a hillside. I was sitting on our road looking about eye-level with the roof line of our house. Yes, those are supposed to be the mountains in the distance, that we can see until the trees leaf out. Behind the fence is the driveway down below that leads to the garage in the basement. Our little mountain cottage, there's no place like home.

9 comments:

Luba said...

This would make a great postcard. I like the brown ink and other colors you chose.

Barbara said...

The blue tint here and there really add to the overall effect. Very nice! - Barbara

Knitting Painter Woman said...

The sepia ink definitely sets this apart from the dull, dreary and/or "average." My "house" drawing doesn't evoke all I'd like it to, but I'm fond if it just the same. Sweet sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

It's so nice seeing where everyone lives. I'll have to draw my own house now. The sepia looks great. I do like it. I bought a speia pen but it bled right through the paper in my sketchbook. I'll have to look for a Micron one because they don't bleed through.

Shirley said...

Your architectural drawing is terrific - do more immediately and your comfort zone will expand! Great job on the TV cabinet as well - which is not too unlike another architectural drawing. So much fun to see a mountain cottage.

Joyce said...

Your sketches are very good. The soft effect and light colors add charm. They really would be good for cards.

vickylw said...

What a lovely, homey setting! You did a fine job with this!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Lovely, both.

Ann said...

Well, you all sure know how to make a person feel good! Thanks for all your kind comments:)

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