I have completed challenge #2: draw a lamp. This time I sketched it in pencil first (and a good thing as I had to change me sizing several times), then inked it. Finally, I colored it in with watercolor pencils and went over the color with a water brush.
I painted this cheap $5 lamp to go with the chairs and table I painted for my studio area. I surprised myself with doing this lamp plus adding my stuffed poodle from my grandchildren and part of my craft supply table.
I didn't do realistic shading but I still like the effect. I actually enjoyed drawing this. I figured if I messed it up totally I could always redo it. That took a lot of worry off the project.
I am sorry. I couldn't get blogger to put spaces between paragraphs. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I haven't figured our why.