Sunday, August 16, 2009

Love These Colors

I started cleaning up my office/studio(LOL) last night trying to eack (sp?) out more space. I realized one of the things I am lacking is a well lit spot to set up still lifes. I am preparing to start my next EDM Challenge. Hoping that will happen today.

But in the meantime, here is an old drawing to keep you entertained. This is a re-creation I did from "The Colored Pencil Solution Book" by Janie Gildow. This book is a great reference for anyone wanting to improve their colored pencil skills.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

EDM Challenge #2 Draw a Lamp

This is the lamp on my nightstand. I was happy with this drawing, however, I would have done a few things differently. The shade has a beautiful sort of Paisley pattern on it that I neglected to render on the initial line drawing so I sort of improvised (read "creative license") on the pattern. I am not completely happy with the way the drawing scanned. I will have to keep experimenting with settings. On to the next challenge!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

EDM Challenge #1 Draw a Shoe

I joined the Everyday Matters Group back in 2008 and am finally getting started with the Challenges. I decided it was appropriate to start at #1. This was done with Prismacolor Turquoise Graphite pencils on Strathmore Sketch paper.