Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hosting Scavenger Hunt # 418

I'm hosting the new Scavenger Hunt # 418 . Come and draw with us!

My first sketch is of a butterfly found dead on my petunia plant. So delicate and beautiful!

Ink and graphite

And another of a Pine Siskin feather I found on the deck. I'm amazed it hadn't blown away before I found it! I measures 2" (5cm) long! I stuck the feather onto the page, above the much larger drawing.

Interesting gardening gloves to draw. I was fascinated as to how I can suggest cloth (corduroy) and leather while still working fast in the 'spirit' of the challenge. It is one of the good sides to these quick drawings - learning how to portray different shapes/ textures/materials/angles all while working quickly but accurately.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Scavenger Hunt # 417

On to a new hunt #417

Since I have already drawn these in the past with ink & watercolour. I decided to go with a digital drawing instead. It is interesting to see how different they are. I rushed through the second one as it was time for lunch, but still...

The first one was done using Artrage

And the second one done in Photoshop. It's been a while since I've done digital Scavenger Hunts

# 3 - a flashlight. This is a big one...and rather wonky...sigh...

# 4 - 'thumb pressed to the palm of the hand' -  It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to fall back onto what I know/ think I know when I draw something familiar, instead of looking at it carefully and drawing what I see

# 5 - something from the fridge - this cucumber (I like them cold), the second one from the second batch to ripen in the greenhouse. The little orange pepper is small, but it's the first one to ripen and considering we nearly lost it to aphids....I'm happy it made it this far!

# 6 - three things from a drawer -  I pulled the drawer behind me open and pulled out 3 things. The best thing about these hunts ia that it gets me drawing more frequently and the next best thing is that it gets me drawing things I would otherwise never think of drawing...it is both challenging and interesting as it forces me to explore many more items around me!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 416

The hunt is well on the way, so far I have 2 pages and 3 items done...ugh...but I did work on the Artrage giraffe yesterday!

This is where I'm at. Almost done now!

And here's the first Hunt item 'nature' The Oregon Grapes turn the most beautiful colours when they dry. Hubby brought me this one. The paper does not allow me to add the depth and variety of colour I would like to though...

And capturing a memory : a carved pot from Africa. It looks and feels (weight) like mahogany, but could easily be another hardwood. It has stylized trees and rhinos around the belly of the little pot. Nicely done!

One last drawing for this hunt: one day I shall have to draw toes that are not crunched...

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 415

Ugh...this was another 'thin returns' one for me...but I managed 3 drawings...which IS better than nothing at all.

I really enjoyed the pencil only ones. May have to do more of those.
I think the images themselves have all the info needed as to the what & why.

And the new hunt started today.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Scavenger Hunt # 414

Yikes! My plan of a daily sketch is so simple, yet somehow many days it simple doesn't happen.

Hunt 414 is underway and so far I have one page with 3 little sketches. The hunt runs till the 1st.

3 Items so far - a furry something, mouse and glasses...
Must. Draw. Today!

Having finished the ICAD for this year, you'd think I have time, right?

And so I did manage to add one more for today!

I streeeeetched the envelope a bit and got :
used when wet - the paint brush
used when dry - the mop brush that never sees water ;)
melts - the watercolour blocks in this pan
dissolves - you guessed it....the watercolour blocks
hardens - yup...the watercolour (like the white that so seldom sees water) ;)

I know I know....but I really wanted to have 'record' of this OLD paintbox of mine.
I realized when uploading that I still needed to put black in the white areas inside the paint colours. That is where the blocks are all gone.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 413

Alas I did not get any more sketches done for the last hunt. I did make good progress with my current book though ;-) ('London' by E Rutherfurd)

Hunt 413 started today!

I managed only 3 for this hunt...better than nothing I guess!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hosting Scavenger Hunt # 412

Hunt 412 is underway and I'm hosting this round. Come and join us!

#1 - Round - had the hardest time to get this tomato done...in the end it is still no good. Tomato 1, me 0....but it sure took a beating ;-)

#2 - Fresh - cucumbers from the greenhouse. The first goodies for the season (not counting the couple of strawberries so far :D)

# 3 - Multiples - decided to draw the cp's before putting them away. I had used them to draw some cards for  ICAD 2015

# 4 - Underneath - the corner rounder punch

#5  Very -  very useful corner punch! Had I planned ahead I could have had both sketches on one page...