Friday, May 11, 2007
EDM Challenges 28 and 90
Continuing to wade through all the EDM challenges in my little A6 W&N sketchbooks, yesterday I chose no. 28 - sketch an appliance.
While waiting for the phone to ring, to collect my eldest, I decided to sit at the dining room table and make a sketch of my oven/cooker. I searched high and low to find a cooker with brass effect details when I purchased this, everything, everywhere seemed to be silver or chrome, a contemporary fashion...Me? I'm a classic kind of gal'!
Pen & watercolour washes
Challenge no.90 was to sketch something with wings so I chose one of my cherub ornaments. This particular one was a recent gift from my Mum and sits on top of my cupboard next to the window seat, in a rectangular cream ware sandwich platter, gazing into the lounge. He is adorable, very cute, and I fear my very quick, 5 minute, pencil sketch failed to capture this in his features. Still...I was quite pleased with shape I achieved on his legs and, of course, his wings in the time allocated, which, after all, was the challenge here!
I use HB pencil because I find it doesn't move around so much in my sketchbooks after time, one of the reasons I have refrained from using lead in my sketchbooks and chosen to work more with pen/pigment liners more recently.