Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I almost forgot

To post these Everyday Matters drawing challenges! First is challenge #217, draw an umbrella. I sketched this with a brown watercolor pencil and then used watercolor washes. I kind of like the brown pencil more than ink for the initial sketch, it's a bit softer. Of course I got lost in all the folds of my umbrella's fabric, so I just went with it and played with the color.
This is for challenge # 218, draw a knife or a blade. So I drew this little pencil sharpener in graphite. Perspective is obviously something I need lots of practice with. And I'm all about pencil sharpeners. I have several of various types for various needs. This one stays in a plastic sandwich bag in my sketching kit. Both drawings are done in my small, square hand.book journal.

I have been busy lately making colored pencil drawings and plans for more colored pencil works. I will be sharing some of those drawings soon. This is also the week we do our annual achievement testing for our homeschool requirements. Good thing we have plenty of jelly beans and chocolates to keep us going! If you're ever searching for nut-free chocolates (and I know just how difficult that can be) here is an excellent company. Their candy has never even been in the same building with a peanut or nut. And it's really really good. Kiddo gets to have a chocolate bunny in her Easter basket that is safe for her to eat. And somehow my bag of dark chocolates left by the Easter bunny is quickly vanishing. But dark chocolate is good for you, right?

12 comments:

angeltreats said...

Both lovely drawings. I look forward to seeing your coloured pencil work.

Dark chocolate is most definitely good for you - if I say it often enough I might convince myself ;-)

Teresa Mallen said...

I too am looking forward to seeing your cp work! Your drawings are great and yes, dark chocolate is very good for you. :-)

Alex said...

Love the brown of your umbrella!
And the pencil sketch of the sharpener is awesome too!
:)

Aarti Harish said...

a cute little sharpner...!! Very neatly done.

Jennifer Rose said...

I love all the colours in the umbrella. I can still see the brown pencil, it does work better then the ink would. I think the ink would have been too bold and overpowering with all the soft colours here.

Shirley said...

The perspective on your pencil sharpener looks great to me! Love both challenges. How did you avoid painting out the brown WC pencil line when you added watercolor washes?

Ann said...

Thanks all!
Shirley, some of the brown wc pencil lines blended a bit into the other colors but some didn't. I tried to just let it happen without over-controlling it, if that makes sense :)

Revelle said...

very clever with the pencil sharpener! love the colors on the unbrella!
Revelle

Kaine said...

I think the perspective on this particular drawing or the sharpener looks great! Although I can understand wanting to get better at it because it is one of those things that just gets you sometimes, lol! Keep up the great work :)

Teresa said...

Really nice! The perspective on the sharpener looks fine to me. Can't wait to see what you're up to in cp.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

This is different from your usual look! I like making departures sometimes.

Ann said...

Thanks everyone for your comments :)

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