Thursday, July 31, 2008

EDM #158

I didn't originally do this popcorn as an EDM challenge but just to make myself draw something before I went to bed that night. I get tired of not finding time to draw. I drew it with a regular pencil and went to bed. (It seems silly but I was too tired to even draw the third piece of popcorn I'd tossed on my table). In the morning I decided to add some color so I just went over the pencil with yellow and blue colored pencils.
I wasn't going to go out of order on the challenges but in this case and perhaps in a few others I will. No sense in being hog tied to a non-rule!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

EDM Challenge #5

No fancy headboard. No fancy spread or sheets. I have a pretty basic bed - can't have my art supplies and fancy furniture so now you know which I chose!

Challenge number five is to draw your bed. I started out with a partial pencil sketch and then switched to watercolor pencil. My idea was to then move on to some ink and wetting the watercolor. I could still do that - what do you think?

One of my dogs jumped up with her toy and changed the whole bed too much for me to finish but I think it's okay this way - except, do I add the pen and water?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

An Award!

I don't know as I deserve this award but I will try to earn it! This was given to me today by Starr. Do stop by her blog as she is doing some very nice work. You'll enjoy your visit.

The rules of acceptance are:

1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 7 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

My Nominees!!

Fannie of Artistic Expressions.

Viane of Baby Steps to Creativity.

Carolyn of Infinite Visions.

Mia of Mia's Sketchbook.

Purple Paint of Pencil-Paper-Paint.

Barbara of One Happy Fool.

Sue of From the Magpie's Nest.

Starr says "I know it seems like a lot of work and participation is optional. But I think it's a great way to network for creative inspiration." I agree. Hope you will join in.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Challenges #3 and #4

I have done my next two challenges trying to keep them from being overworked.

My purse is really a black one. I haven't figured out how to make it look like that in a sketch and I'm not sure that it really matters. If I wanted, I guess I could make a note of the colors on my page in case I ever wanted to do a color work of it but in this case I think it was more important to make note of the day on which it was drawn.

Happy 4th of July to all you Americans out there.

The next challenge was my parent's Corelleware coffee cup of which I have the last two. I drink my coffee from one of them every day (I have a small touch of sentimentality in me).

After asking for and getting all your opinions as to whether I should use both sides of my pages for my sketches, I went for it and am using both sides. So far I haven't run into a problem but will watch if I use watercolor or different ink pens.