Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Walk Three Hundred and One – Drips

This drawing wasn’t so bad until I decided that it needed a background tone to try to bring out the bright white light in the drips of water. And it was supposed to be a quickie. I think my irritation and boredom shines through. And no time to do something else. Xavier is back at nursery so this was drawn as I crossed the woodland park.

190mm x 130mm pen in A5 sketchbook


Blogger aPugsLife said...

Hi! I just found your blog via the EDM yahoo group. I read your sidebar and think your challenge is a fantastic idea! It reminds me a lot of what I did for photography: go out every day to my back yard only, and take a new and different shot each day. I made a blog for that, too. Cheers!

11:20 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Glad you like it. I had a look at your back yard blog. That's a pretty amazing back yard you have there. When I'm too decrepit to manage a mile from home I might consider doing the same thing (but drawing) in my back garden, though the biggest animal we get here would be a squirrel or cat.

11:56 pm  
Blogger Alison said...

no, the boredom doesn't shine through - just the drippiness of the water. Oh, for some of your damp.

3:59 am  
Blogger Penny said...

I agree with Alison, oh for the damp, trees are losing there leaves here, not because it is autumn, not quite, but because they are so dry. Think it might have been better without the cross hatching, but I like the drippy look.

9:10 am  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

You crossed the woodland park. You cross-hatched behind your twig. You are one Cross Lady! Ha ha. No, I don't mean it. Sometimes cross-hatching works, sometimes it doesn't work as well. Okay, do you do any of that old-fashioned drawing into a black surface so you get a white picture? I can't remember what it's called now.
re Penny's comment about the trees here in southern parts of Australia. Now my apricot tree has one huge dead branch.

3:42 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Wendy, it's called scraperboard. I longed to try it as a teenager, but those boards were so expensive and then you had to buy the tools as well. I don't think I have tried it yet, but the longing has passed.

8:33 am  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

I so know what you mean. I've had the same trouble with the little sketches I've been doing upon awakening and before going to sleep. They're supposed to be quick little sketches but I don't want to stop and keep going too far. But this works for me and the background tone looks a bit like rain.

7:06 am  

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