Thursday, August 24, 2006

Ruby Decanter

This should be called the leaning tower ruby decanter. I was trying to capture the reflections and there were so many.....

Monday, August 14, 2006

More Perspective Practice

This is a bit better, but the triangle glass is off. Practice, practice, practice.....

Building Perspective Practice

I need a lot more practice on perspective. I understand the "vanishing point" intellectually, but getting it correct on paper is a different thing. So I just continue on telling myself that I will eventually get it. I can see that the top of the building is not right which throws off the rest of the sketch.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

EDM Challenge 79 too

And then there are greyhound ears..... They are soft as velvet

EDM Challenge 79

Human body is so complex and a real challenge to draw. My dh was kind enough to let me draw his ear portrait!


Sort of a weird subject, but my son challenged me to draw from this model he has. It definately needs some practice. It seemed like it was all teeth. I will probably draw a few more times.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Update on Lotus Blossom

Lotus, our new adopted greyhound, is like a new dog. She is a happy girl, a real tail wagger. She has integrated into the household very well. Very curious about everything, poking her nose here and there. I also saw her "counter surfing", so we have to work on that. I noticed on our walks that her "prey drive" is pretty high. She would love to go after any small moving animal. Makes sense since I'm sure she was trained to hunt. Those good old boys in the high desert hunt coyotes and rabbits with the greys. I'm sure she will be much happier having "landed" in our household where she will be totally spoiled. Her hunting days are over.

Fooling with Shading - Shadows

We went to the local farmers' market yesterday. Since I am from the South, I was delighted to see fresh okra. I promply brought it home with other items. I don't care for it boiled as the texture is too viscous. However, I do love it coated in cornmeal and fried. It's almost like popcorn. I saved a couple to draw. Overnight one of the roses in a vase near it shattered, so I drew a couple of those petals as well. Used colored pencils to color and was unable to get the really light pink for the one. I was practicing and playing around with different types of hatchmarks for shadows.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Better Late than Never

For EDM #73 This is our mailbox. I could not have an ordinary mailbox. I had to have something artistic. I purchased it prior to my starting my art. It happens to be done in my fave colors -- teal and purple. And, I do love hummingbirds. So it looks perfect at the curb in front of our Calif. cottage.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Lotus and Grace

Lotus and Grace, our whippet, together. Wouldn't you love to know what they are thinking? Grace only thinks of two and Mike in that order.

Lotus Blossom

Here's our new girl. I will post more pics when she has gained weight and looks her best. She is such a sweetie!