Remember I started to draw the ‘EDM-drawing-challenges‘ in July?
I started enthusiastic and made 4 drawings that first week, but then
I stopped. Assignments got in the way and I also experimented with
other techniques during the Summer. Also, I wanted to do every EDM
challenge in the right order and skip none… BUT, I got stuck at prompt
number 5: ”Draw your bed.’
It is not that I don’t want to draw my bed or show it to you, but our
bedroom has no chair and I could not get myself to sit on the ground
and draw my bed. The only prompt I drew last Summer was #10 –
‘Draw your hand’, as that prompt fitted beautiful with the Quirky Dutch
Summer challenge I had going.
Last week, I decided I would skip the ‘bed prompt’ and get myself to drawing
again. No more excuses or delays. Just grab a pencil and DO IT!
(Click on each image to enlarge)
I used a soft graphite pen for this one, but the pen stains a lot and it is
hard(er) to get the details right. The bottle drawing is therefore not very
good, but at least I was on my way again!
EDM #6 – Draw a bottle, jar or tin from the kitchen
“When my uncle and aunt came to visit me a few years ago, they brought
this bottle of ‘Pure Water from Zeeland’ as a present. All that time I kept
the bottle unopened in a corner of the kitchen sink. Just to look at it. I need
to clean the bottle often because it is getting quite greasy, next to the stove,
but I don’t mind that. The liquid that is inside will probably not be drinkable
anymore. We don’t even dare to try. The bottle just stands there.”
Next is a pen tray my son made. I got the proportion on this drawing
totally wrong! The left tray is way too large compared to the other two
trays. I wasn’t concentrating enough and wanted it done. Better stop
next time when I feel that way, nothing good comes from ‘hurrying to
get it done.’ I know that by now, but every now and then I fall into that
trap all over. This drawing is a warning!
EDM #7 – Draw your favorite well-loved object
“[Drawn] A bit out of proportion.
This is the pen tray that my son made in the first class of L.C.L.*
It’s a nice seventies design, with those typical colours.”
*The school system in Europe is different from the USA system.
The ‘first class’ I am talking about is similar to 7th grade, Junior High School.
And this drawing was made a Month ago for Quirky Dutch Summer #9
EDM #10 – Draw your hand or hands
I hope I will be able to make more drawings every now and then,
but my brain needs to be on a special mindset to start on a drawing.
We’ll see what (and when) the next one will be…
Here’s something that I never skip or walk away from…
my weekly art journal spread!
The Chronicles of Marit 2012 – Week 35
(Size: 24,5 x 49 cm – 9.65 x 14.86 inch)
I hope you all have a lovely week, I’ll be back on Friday with something
fun and special!