Thursday, May 21, 2009

A few public? or not?

Okay, so I didn't draw EVERY day. I did draw some though; and, in public-sort of.

Tuesday afternoon my husband and I decided we needed to get away for an afternoon in Galveston. So, that afternoon we went to the grocery store to load up on goodies to take in the cooler. I stayed in the car and sketched. (I was covered in paint anyway...too embarrassed to go in.)

Does it count as drawing in public if you're in the car in a parking lot where no one can look over your shoulder?

Wednesday we headed off to Galveston Island. We had a wonderfully relaxing day. We walked, we went to the Strand, we sat around listening to the waves. It took me awhile to decide what I would draw. Looking out at the water didn't seem challenging enough with the straight line of the horizon, unless I concentrated on the water, which actually seemed too much for me. I went with drawing my husband, which many would say I could do anytime (my mom did say that), but really I can't because he's never still! This sketch(ten minutes, maybe?)was torture for him.
By the time I got out the sketchbook, we had both had enough rays, so we were sitting with our backs to the sun. That is a white t-shirt on my husband's head. He didn't want his neck or ears to burn. I think I'll use this as EDM challenge #176, Draw something summer.I guess this is done in public, but does it count if the person nearest you is 200 feet away?

A big thank you out to Michael Nobbs!

Last week I received Michael Nobb's Beanie, issue #3, which I won in a drawing on his site. I enjoyed it so much and I owe him a great big thank you. I'm trying to think of something to send him in return. As soon as the mental fog clears....

Saturday, May 9, 2009

just because I had to....

sometimes I can't help but see what something looks like with color...

Friday, May 8, 2009

EDM challenge 94: Draw a Spoon

When I first saw this challenge, I knew exactly which spoon I had to draw. This one has been around for at least 35 years and was especially coveted by two little girls. It was a race to see who got to the drawer first and usually a fight afterward about something being unfair. The memory makes me laugh. I wonder if my sister has thought about our breakfast rituals.

More sketches from the first week of May

These are more sketches from this week. They wouldn't all fit into the first post today! I apologize for all the bad scans today. My dad is waiting for me to update my blog so we can get back to work!

The top drawing is of modified contours (one is a blind contour, I think it's obvious which one!!!) I did from photos on It's done in pencil.

The second drawing is done in ballpoint pens.

The third is done in pencil. That sketch is only an inch square.

I've been busy!!

Whew! I signed up for the Everyday in May challenge and then unexpectedly, I got very busy, starting on May 1st! You see, I don't currently work and usually have plenty of time for anything, but my mom decided to remodel her kitchen. The work is being done by my father and me. By the end of each day my body aches so much that I haven't taken the time to do more carefully observed drawings. Or to add color. Or to even look for more appropriate paper. On my last post, I was very excited to see that Joan Sanford-Cook would be watching my progress, and I had planned to start working more with adding tone (a weakness that I had hoped to get her help with). But, I was just too tired to tackle all of that. I am just happy that I have drawn something everyday. Even if it was just a small thing. So, here is what I've been working on since the first of May. I also have some pictures of the work in progress in the kitchen, which I still have to upload from my camera. I'll post them later.