Sunday, May 18, 2008

ED in May 12-14

#12 Birdhouse nailed to the side of the barn at Nezinscot Farm in Turner. Done from a photo taken last summer.

#13 A sheep peeking out from the window of a van. Drawn from a photo take spring of 2006 at Sheepfest in Denmark, Maine. It was the annual local sheep shearing. Three unshorn sheep take up the entire back of a pickup truck. Three shorn sheep take up less space than one unshorn sheep.

#14 Colored Pencil. I felt like playing with letters and coloring. So I did.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

EDinMay 9, 10, and 11

Day 9: I spend a lot of time drawing large things smaller. This time I wanted to try drawing a small thing bigger. So we have a gigantic paperclip. Tried to pay attention to the reflections on the paperclip but it's awfully narrow.

Day 10: A Clothes pin. 'H' added after the fact. That's what happens when the mind goes faster than the pen.

Day 11: My trusty Boy Scout knife. Had it since I was 10. Girl Scout knives didn't hold a sharp edge worth a darn. This one has seen a lot.

All done with brown micron pen.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

EDinMay 7 & 8

Shirley suggested that I should love my shoeblob. She made a good point, so here it is. It did make me laugh after all!

And also here are the bad scissors (they are bad because they don't cut worth beans).

Thank you Shirley. :)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

EDinMay 5 & 6 (and 7 & 8 sort of)

Day 5 - whimsical houses. Those were done in brown micron pen.
Day 6 - a binder clip that was holding open the sketch book. Used a pilot razor point I think.

Day 7 and 8 were.....not good: lopsided scissors and shoe blobs.

I'm not givig up though! Well, maybe I'll give up drawing shoes.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

EDinMay - three days worth plus TWO challenges

EDinMay #2: Last summer I took a bunch of photos at the granite yard. This is one of them. They do all sorts of keen things with the granite there.

EDM 165 and EDinMay #3 - the front of our house. This is also from a photo - it was raining and there aren't leaves yet in reality and I didn't feel like drawing or ignoring trunks and branches. The house doesn't tilt - I couldn't get rotate to work in photo editor. The house is dark brown. The trees are assorted greens. The roof is blue. An aside: we had 4" of rain Tuesday, it rained all weekend and we STILL have snow.

EDM 41 and EDinMay #4: a landmark of your town. My town doesn't exactly have a landmark, but Moody's Diner is pretty famous state-wide so I thought that'd suffice.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

EDM 166 - fish AND Every Day in May #1

I collect knife rests. Then I discovered chopstick rests - which I thought would serve well as knife rests too (and vice versa). The above is a ceramic fish chopstick/knife rest. This is the 2nd attempt at drawing it. The first was in blue ball point pen and was not good. Thought I'd share the better one. This one is done in 0.5 pencil and finger - for smudging. This also doubles as my first Every Day In May drawing.

There may be more fish.......