Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Challenge #2

I had a lovely weekend 10 days ago now at Missenden Abbey about 20 minutes from where I live.

The weekend is titled "Advanced Textiles and Embroidery" and intended for people who have been through City and Guilds who want to develop their work further. The weekend has a core of regular participants- I've been going for close to 5 years now, and people who come on a more infrequent basis. The tutor is Hilary Bower, who doesn't teach, she mentors the group giving lots of one to one advice and support over the weekend. The other benefit is the wonderful group of people who all encourage and support each other with advice, materials and new ways of doing things.

I spent my weekend drawing this rather beautiful seedpod as part of my CJ. I drew everything from small sections to groups of patterns that I saw in it, and the above section. This is the conclusion of this challenge, but not the pencil drawing.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

challenge 3

I made an ATC of a Christmas tree in the style of Klimt (at least I hope it reminds you of him LOL). I added gold paint which is visible only at certain angles but you'll get the idea!!

Fiona challenge no.2

Finally, I have remembered to upload the drawing! This is 1000 year old Pictish Stone fairly close to where I live. kari might recognise this. During the winter it is covered by a protective box so won't be visible again until spring.

Here is another of a local scene where I struggled with all the perspectives. This is os out of my comfort zone but turned out better than I feared.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Challenge #3

My theme is Autumn so to create something seasonal I decided to make a christmas ornament using "Fall" colours. Instead of the normal christmas colours I used gold, forest green and rust. This is an altered tomato soup can lid.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Elizabeth's Challenge 2

I'm reading Creative License, I'm really looking at my daisy.... but I still can't draw!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Alis' Challenge 2

Drawing free hand is not something I do very often or well, I can't get my eye coordinated with my hand.
I say freehand as I used to do technical drawing when I was at school and found that easier. So you can understand why I was drawn (no pun intended) to the patterns on these pots made by the Anasazi Indians.

The original pots are grey and black so they worked well in the pencil.
I love the shapes of the pots, the patterns on them and the way the tones of black and grey create the textures.

My Dad arrived while I was drawing this. He is a beautiful artist. Your drawing is improving he said. My head is now very big!!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Lucy's Challenge 2 Drawing

Well here it is. I think you can make out that it's a door! Not happy with the shading but not too bad I hope.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

This is my drawing of a fairy. I'm really pleased with it, I hadn't thought that I could do it. The funny thing is that I only managed to draw something I'm really happy with when I thought oh, whatever I come up with this time I call it finished. Practise and a relaxed attitude seemed to be the trick for me.

challenge 2 compleated !!

Well this was my first proper drawing since school, so it was quite a challenge. Although I must say I did quite enjoy it, much to my suprise.Not something I would of chosen to draw, a Cadillac but it seemed the best to try first time as it has lots of stright lines. So here it is, I think I will try something with curvy lines next !!