For those who wish to draw more

Nov. 30!! November 30, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea — mado002 @ 7:53 am

This month has flown.   I’ve enjoyed the daily drawing and learned much from other participants –such interesting work.  I’ll miss DrawMo! and will try to maintain the practice. Without the daily deadline however there will probably be much backsliding. Today there are two drawings, neither of which I’m particularly happy with–but so it goes.


These are some shells I found–maybe oyster? The one in front looks like some kind of creature.


Here’s a little figure I’ve had around for a long time and always meant to draw.

And here’s an interesting quote from Cocteau:

“What the public criticizes you for, cultivate: It is you.”


Nov. 29 November 29, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea — mado002 @ 7:15 am

I found some huge pine cones in Calif. last summer and thought they’d made a good subject.  But last night I was tired, didn’t have the  patience to follow every little segment accurately so what’s here is mostly an impression of a pine cone.



Nov. 28 November 28, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea — mado002 @ 7:33 am

Two cows in charcoal–one a cream pitcher and the other a plastic one from my collection.  ( I live in Vermont so a Holstein at some point was obligatory.)  Since cows are basically a box with legs you’d think they’d be easier to draw!



Nov. 27 November 27, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea — mado002 @ 6:34 am

I find ellipses really difficult so thought I’d give myself a workout with these cups.   Even with drawing little perspective boxes for the circles I still  didn’t get it quite right.  It was such a mess  by the time I finished I transferred it to watercolor paper so I could try an ink wash; I liked that.  I admire spontaneity and know that I could use more of it.   But if I can’t make something fairly accurate it bothers me.



Nov. 26 November 26, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea — mado002 @ 6:29 am

This is an old piece of wood with a rock stuck in it.  I should have planned better; it got too low on the page.



Nov. 25 November 25, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea — mado002 @ 8:53 am

A friend just gave me a lot of pieces of corrugated cardboard, thinking I might use them in an art project.  I’m not sure about that but thought I would try a pastel on one–pencils and hard pastels.  I didn’t have a lot of colors to work with kind of liked the unifying vertical pattern through it all.



Nov. 24 November 24, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea,Day 24 — mado002 @ 3:28 pm
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We took the grandkids to the science museum in town. While they ran around I sketched some of the stuffed animals. This drawing is of a thrush on its nest.



Nov. 23 November 23, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea,Day 23 — mado002 @ 9:22 am
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Just after we ate Thanksgiving dinner the power went out which happens more than we’d like around here. We have a battery that runs a few lights and we eventually all wound up in the kitchen reading—for hours. My granddaughter was looking at a big “Calvin and Hobbes” book and falling into wonderful poses. This is the only one she stayed in long enough for me to get a quick sketch. I think children’s gestures are wonderful but they change so quickly.



Nov. 22 November 22, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea,Day 22 — mado002 @ 6:37 am
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I have a 16-lb. turkey and all the trimmings to do so I got my granddaughter Emma and my grandson Mason to collaborate for today’s drawing. Emma says the turkey didn’t have enough detail so she added “rainbow slippers” for its feet and a Pilgrim hat. Mason has just started studying Chinese at his public (!) middle school so I asked him to add a few characters to give the whole thing a classy touch. It says “Hello China”—something he knows how to write. I added the sun, hills and trees. Happy Thanksgiving!



Nov. 21 November 21, 2007

Filed under: .Andrea,Day 21 — mado002 @ 11:28 am
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A minimal drawing today.  Our daughter and her family are about to arrive and I’m up to my elbows in pecan pie and candied orange peel.  This is my little plastic farmer guy and his victim.  I only have a plastic chicken so doing the turkey was problematic–using a picture which wasn’t the right pose.  Anyway, it’s done.