EDM Challenge Number 98:
"Free choice, draw something you like. We are all busy before the holidays." The fork was just sitting there and I liked the way it looked. It was the first thing in my sketchbook in a while.
EDM Challenge 95:
"Draw a holiday card." This was a card Shay sent me. I started it in pen, but one of the things I hate about pens is that when you screw up, it is over. LOL It started out good and ended up awful, so I switched to pencil. I have a perspective issue for sure. LOL
EDM Challenge 88:
"Draw something breezy - something that blows in the wind..." Not sure why I signed it 67, since that was a different challenge, but this is actually number 88. I am very fond of wind chimes and I have them all over the house, inside and out.
EDM Weekly Challenge Number 69:
I decided to play with my pens some more. This weeks challenge was to draw your favorite beverage. It just so happens that I had a Berry Punch smoothie today, so I drew the cup. Actually, I really like the Low Calorie Diet Cherry Limeade at Sonic, but it just so happened that we had smoothies for dinner tonight.
EDM Weekly Challenge Number 68:
EDM Weekly Challenge Number 67:
This weeks challenge was "draw something mom" and journal about it. My mom gave me her engagement ring several years ago. I always wore it on my right hand. The day of our wedding, I realized that the black sea pearl ring my husband gave me would not fit next to the custom ordered wedding bands. Needless to say, I was frustrated. Then on the honeymoon cruise, I figured out that mom's ring fit perfectly on my left finger right next to my wedding band, so I swapped hands. The irony is that ring was never sized, it was actually too large for me when I first got it, although it fits fine now. So my mom and I have the same size fingers, but mine are over an inch longer than hers and I have a much broader reach.
EDM Weekly Challenge Number 66:
This is a scan of the fire hydrant from my very first EDM weekly challenge. As usual, I was late to the game. I also included an ancient Polaroid of my brother and our nephew at the firehouse that resides on my refrigerator. To loosely date the photo, my nephew is now in his first year of law school.
Since I came to this late, I thought I would periodically go backward and pick up some of the past challenges.
EDM Challenge 65:
This is a composite of noses, human and canine, in profile and full face. There is a slightly more fleshed out sketch of one of the women in my guild. It was hard to sketch her surreptitiously, but I actually did manage to capture something of her. There was no question who I was sketching.
EDM Weekly Challenge 62:
This is another sketch that I tried in a different medium. I am very unsure about using artist's pens, because as a neophyte, I am quick with the eraser.
EDM Weekly Challenge 52:
This is Louie asleep on the sofa in a pose we call "Cletus the Fetus." He is a black miniature dachshund and weighs in at about eleven pounds at about eleven years old. It is very hard to sketch one of my pets, because they seem to be in perpetual motion. Without fail, if I catch them in the perfect pose, they move if I move.
EDM Weekly Challenge Number 50:
Entryway to my home. The roof slopes down a whole story in a narrow space, so it is always very shadowy under there unless the porch lights are lit. It is a board and baton structure, with oriental details above the door and on either side of the two posts in front of the door. The house is very linear, which is sort of funny considering the overall effect is that it blends into the environment.
EDM Challenge 36:
This was the challenge to draw in public. Karin and I went to the guild meeting at the AG Museum, then stuck around afterward for Sketch and Kvetch. Actually there was not a lot of kvetching. Mostly we sat around and drew. She is way more skilled and confident than I am! But I did try some new things, including some of the artist's pens that I picked up at Hobby Lobby this week.
EDM Challenge Number 3:
I am trying to work up my courage to attempt a portrait.
EDM Weekly Challenge Number 32:
For draw something metallic, I decided to draw a metal and glass candle holder that I have always liked. The holder is a very dull brass with the patina of age.
EDM Weekly Challenge Number 24 and 62:
This was a still life for our oil painting class. First I sketched it, I did this in my EDM Sketch Journal, then I painted it in oil. So it sort of knocked out challenges 24 and 62. This was my very first oil painting ever. I decided to take some liberties with the set up, I eliminated the third wrapped box and the learning frame, plus I moved the lemon in closer. It was definitely interesting making the shift from watercolor to oil. I can see that I need to find my style, but I sure liked titanium white when I discovered it! I was so used to thinning watercolor for lighter colors, it took me a while to discover it.
EDM Weekly Challenge 21:
I started this during the guild meeting at the Ag Museum. Karin also drew it, although from a slightly different angle and in a different medium. I finished it the next day, but I still had trouble with the perspective. It was a bear. I should have worked the framing first, then figured out placement.
EDM Weekly Challenge 1:
First, it is hard to draw a black suede shoe in pencil! I could have picked something simpler, but I liked the way this one looks. It has a cool heel, crisscrossing straps and a buckle. I might try drawing it from a more interesting angle. I decided to try a more practical shoe, one I actually wore on a regular basis, so I drew this "earth shoe" sandal. Then I did the same shoe using Alias Sketchbook Pro and my Tablet PC for Illustration Friday. I think it makes for an interesting comparison.