Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day 4 5 x 5min sketches

Today's challenge involved using a timer to only spend 5 minutes on each sketch.

We were to continue using our fingers and a card.

I began with an eye, I really need to get a couple of pictures  trying to draw from memory is hard.  I am in no way a sketch artist.

No 2  A body, i did google body sketches and saw this one, although it looked simple, it was actually quite tricky and all too soon my 5 min were up.  But you can see where it was headed.

No 3 A flower, trying to do a little sketch of a variety of things, these lily's are my Sister in laws favourite, and I would love to create something special for her in the near future!  I am not happy with the "background" but ran out time.... (there is a  theme here)

No 4  Puppy Love, who doesn't love a puppy??  

No 5 Owl,  one of my very good friends just loves owls, i was trying to create feathers, but kept bumping the ones I had already done, but you can tell what it is and of course the time ran out.....

Owl be looking at you   - I did go on to finish the owl.   It looks ok...   need lots more practice I reckon maybe tomorrow!!  

Day 3 Landscape -card and fingers

Day 3 - landscape using card and fingers

 I am a little behind on my challenge but will catch up I am sure.  It has been very hot here in Adelaide Australia since the New Year we have only had 1 day below 35C (98F)  and one day was 44C  (111F)  

I don't know about you but my brain stops working even with the aircon on....

this was my first attempt, a jetty jutting out.  I wasn't happy with the water, but quite liked my clouds..... and the jetty is woeful lol

I played a bit with the clouds more cumulus like, a horizon line and then water, I liked this water better (not perfect but better)  

I added a boat to define the water, would fire this piece but only have a  small amount of dark powder to play with.

Next time I am thinking of beginning with the boat then adding the clouds/water, would like to get the boat details "finer"

this exercise was fun.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Day 2 - a tree, using fingers and a business card.

Day 2-  2/1/15

Day 2 challenge a tree using fingers and a business card.

I saw a video uploaded

so rather than sifting powder over the glass surface I placed small piles and moved it around with card and fingers

the first tree,   although there are faults I quite like it, and will practice more soon.

This is my second tree, inspired by poplar trees that grow near where i live.

Pine tree

and finally Palm trees,  I used to doodle palm trees on an island all the time, escapism I reckon.
There would be 2 palms with a hammock suspended between them.

I really like working with the card it allowed sharper smoother lines.
Looking forward to Day 3!

Day 1 - using only fingers

Day 1 1/1/15

 I had a very busy day so did my day 1 challenge on day2
But thought I would still post as day1

the challenge was to move the powder around with only my finger...

I  began with a tree, but not happy with it i reverted to my usual doodling of flowers, I found fine detail a challenge as my fingers are quite chunky.    I also used the technique of sprinkling the surface with powder then moving it around.

 Flower and leaves

tried adding some finer fiddly bits but fat fingers made it messy lol

Overall I am happy with my work.  Although not going to fire it.