Sarah - Best Foot Fwd. is wonderful. Love the crisp and bright colors for it too.
I inc. a gym shoe photo due to the obvious school connection but also because it was always an art req. in high school to draw your own shoe...bit of memory lane. However, we'd always start with blind contour drawings of the shoe (and many more subjs. to practice tech.).
Marsha - Love your continuous line contour drwg.. I was thinking blind contour when I posted the shoe photo, but glad you applied the contour method to a very cute subj. that turned out simply charming. Not sure if yours was done blind, but if not, the challenge is to not only keep one line, but not look at your paper at all once you put your pen down. The best way is to move your eyes slowly so your hand/pen moves exactly with your eye movement, making it excellent training for our eye-hand coord. and overall observation. However you did yours, it's great practice and hope you do more of it.
Jose - Ah, well Oregon's gain then.
Kim T (Kim513)
Jen C & C's always welcome
It wasn't BLIND contour, it was looking back and forth which is fine if your not using a pen that bleeds into the paper. I will try a blind one and see what happens...
Sarah, I will try the finger profile method as well, that sounds like fun, we are now in school and learning new lessons.... I think that applies to School Days..... what do you think Kim... you are the host....
if not we can try it in the Chatter page....
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Another semiabstract for your delictation! I have entitled it 'Rare Pumpbird Nesting'
approx 4.5" x 9" on heavy Bockingford paper.
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Hello Sarah ~ Before I scrolled down, I thought this was a Native American Ceremonial Stick. The bird is similar! Esp. like your clouds & raindrops. Yes, delightful
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Hi Sarah, I'm wondering if it isn't some sort of tilling tool that might be set up against a watering pump. It sort of looks like a one furrow plow without the plow. I also love your rain drops and I like how the water comes out of the spout and flows sideways and how you have captured that.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Hello Nealey...and Bonnie,
I am so pleased you have really looked and seen what you have....I was also trying to imply that life without water would be impossible and the bird nesting = life beginning anew ...the plough (as you saw it Bonnie) also could mean = new furrows = new growth.
Thank you so much...worth the effort I made this morning........thought about it all day yesterday!
Marsha - Trying blind contours is fun; have a go if your hand is healed enough. Haven't tried the finger profile, but that also sounds worthwhile. Up to you where to post works themed new lessons since I've not seen the work. If in doubt, you could post in Chatter, if it's not obviously the theme for this month...your last one was very much in keeping so you had good judgement with it.
Sarah - Love the pumpbird ant that it made me think, as well as smile. I enjoy birding so will keep my binoculars peeled for this one! ;)
Geranium buds, approximately 4-1/2" x 5" in WC pencils on 140 pound hot pressed paper ...
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hi Sarah, I can see the bird, the pump, nesting materials, and drops of rain as well as water from the pump ... Neat!
Claudia, your crayon picture is sweet, it was fun to see, well done.
All C & C's always welcome
Alex, the portrait is lovely, well done the eyes are outstading
Jose we haven't chatted yet your porrtray is good! WOW by the way I am here just to cc everyone I'm not taking part in this months challenge.
Bonnie you should use coloured pencils more often you seem to use them like a pro. Well done
Sarah, I'm to new at this to comment on abstact art but I'm sure if you were to sell it you would be rich.