Somebody dropped his or her orange onto the subway tracks. Bummer.
Tomatillos November 24, 2007
I found these in a fruit bowl around the lake house. I’m pretty sure they are tomatillos, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it. If you’d like to enter for this free postcard art, just comment at the blog (blog.natdickinson.com) and email a delivery address like it says here.
Apples November 20, 2007
This is my first watercolor experiment in a long time. The postcard sketch is up for grabs at blog.natdickinson.com.
Nov.17 November 17, 2007
This is a quick sketch of a persimmon I was using for a still life. It got so ripe while I was painting it I thought for sure it would be good. But no—one bite was all I could stand—turned my mouth inside out. I like everybody’s ink drawings so much I want to do more.
Pomegranate November 7, 2007
I did this at my office desk, over two days: started it yesterday with a lousy contour drawing and then colored it in today while scanning pages of a story. It’s based on this photo by Flickr user justinleif. We’re publishing an article tomorrow in which a pomegranate layer cake is mentioned (!!!), so I rather arbitrarily decided to draw something pomegranate-related.
It’s hard to get large areas of saturated color with these tiny little Stabilo pens, but I had a lot of time on my hands.
Day one: Tomato from my yard November 4, 2007
Originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.
Playing catch-up. Here’s the first drawing I did, on the first day of November. The tomato is one that I grew in what I generously call my garden. There are still a couple of green tomatoes there now, but the frosts and cold this week will bring their swift end. Still, the few nice tomatoes I enjoyed this year made the little bit of work worthwhile.
I drew this with pencil — I think that will be my medium of choice for the month. I feel I’ve forgotten everything I learned/discovered last year. Curves remain particularly hard.