Friday, June 20, 2008

Challenge #2

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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

First Post

This is my first post on this blog. I am trying to set up a blog here where I can share drawings and perhaps later, some paintings. It is going to be my "fine arts" blog. I have another one at which I use for my beadwork, paperarts, a few personal posts and other fun stuff. I hope you enjoy my journey into drawing and will leave me a comment sometimes. I'll be fixing this blog up a bit but I wanted to jump in and post my first challenge drawing from Every Day Matters , a yahoo group for people who like to draw.

The first challenge was to draw a shoe and this is the one I did. It is in a new sketchbook which will be used only for the challenges. There are currently 177 of them so I have a ways to go to catch up. By then I am hoping to be drawing much more confidently and better!