Time flies, and it seems so long ago that I finished the ‘April drawings’… yet it is only two weeks since I drew the last sketch with the prompts Roxanne Coble provided. I bound all the drawings into a journal, and today I show you the last drawings I made and the journal.
Day 26: A Dead President
I am NOT good at drawing faces, especially the mouth is a problem. This is Nelson Mandela… when you keep your hand over the mouth you will see that the eyes and part of the nose is alright but the mouth is so wrong. I need to practice drawing faces more!
Day 27: Skeleton Key
Day 29: Hands
(I created a so-called “blind drawing”)
Day 30: Favorite moment from April
This drawing needs explanation:
- When my son was young, we sometimes bought him a chocolate ‘children surprise egg’… the chocolate egg contains a plastic container with a little toy.
- My son and I played a lot of “Zelda” video games on my Nintendo game cube. We are both fan of these adventure games.
- I started (re-)playing the Zelda games this year. My son is 23 years old and lives on his own now, but when he heard I was playing again he planned a visit to come play ‘Zelda’ with me.
And now the fun story: I bought a tiny, little plastic ‘Zelda doll’ and a chocolate ‘surprise egg’. I carefully removed the foil package and cut open the egg. I replaced the little toy in the egg for the little Zelda doll, and ‘glued’ the egg together with chocolate. I put the foil around it and it looked just like new…
When Nout came to visit I poured him tea and gave him the egg… with a neutral face saying: for old times sake, we bought you an egg just like you were young….
He, of course, ate the chocolate but wasn’t much interested in the toy… but he finally opened the plastic container just out of curiosity and couldn’t believe his eyes when he found the Zelda doll… “How did that get in there…????”
It’s my favorite moment from April!
The drawings are all made on old book paper that I gessoed. I made a cover out of a piece of cardboard and an old shopping bag. I wanted to keep it simple so I just stamped a title on the cover (“vingeroefeningen” means something like “skill exercises.”)
I bound the pages with a blue waxed thread using the Coptic stitch
I haven’t drawn since I finished the April challenge… I should though ’cause it’s good to practice, but right now my focus has shifted to abstract collage. What are you working on lately?
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