Week 4 in Drawing

Metal Pencil Study - Lancelot - Pencil and Graphite Stick - Sept. 16 2011

It's a week late, but I finally got pictures of my second round of pencil sketches. The subject for week 4 was metal, so all our sketches had to be of something metallic. I have to admit, so far this has been the hardest assignment for me. When I get to pick my own subject matter I usually go with cutesy or girlie things. Needless to say, after getting the assignment to stick to metal objects I was pretty stumped. In fact I was so stumped that I only finished that week's last sketch this Saturday. But here they are finally, lol. Luckily our sketchbooks aren't due every week. We'll turn in them in for midterms and finals. Here's the main piece we worked on during the week. We call him Lancelot ;) The armor isn't to scale, it's an artist rendition and I did have a bit of fun drawing him.

Metal Pencil Study - Top of Pepsi Can - Pencil and Graphite Stick - Sept. 18, 2011

Metal Pencil Study - Meat Mallet Smooth - Pencil and Graphite Stick - Sept. 18, 2011

Metal Pencil Study - Cabodle's Case Latch - Pencil - September 24, 2011

My first metal sketch was just the top of a pepsi can. I couldn't get the curves to come out the way I wanted and after countless tries and erasing I finally gave in and just went with it. So it came out alright but not as nice as I wanted. The second is my meat mallet. I did the smooth side. I really like the way the shading came out on this one, but I noticed afterward that I got some of the angles wrong. The last sketch, a lock on Apple's cabodles box, came out the best. It is, of course, my favorite of the bunch ;)  We're working on marker now and I have just one more sketch to finish up before I share my pics on the old bloggo. Anyway, I hope you all have a terrific Monday. Thanks for stopping by!


Week 3 in Drawing

Pencil Study - Crafted Owl - Pencil and Graphite Stick - September 9, 2011

This week we're working on using pencil and graphite. Instead of trying to do 3 sketchier studies of a single item we could opt to do one larger piece to work on the entire week. So I picked this owl I have been eyeing in the classroom and got to work on it. I think he came out pretty good. For the homework we had to pick 3 single items again. I got a little ambitious with the wisk. I think the idea was mostly how neat I thought it would look after it was done instead of what a pain it would be to draw all the wisky parts!

Pencil Study - Favorite Wisk - Pencil and Graphite - September 11, 2011

Pencil Study - Plastic Star Glasses - Pencil and Graphite Stick - September 11, 2011

Pencil Study - Leather Pump - Pencil - September 14, 2011

Later that same day I did the plastic star glasses. I was a little drawed out by then so they were a lot smaller (the wisk takes up the entire 9x11 page and the glasses are probably only in about a 3x6 section. Today I finished my 3rd pencil single study - one of my cute leather pumps that I don't get to wear very often because it's too much of a pain to wear heels when I'm walking all over campus! Anyway, hope you're all having a great week!


Week 2 in Drawing

Study #4 - Charcoal Pencil and Vine - White Stork, Faux Log, Nuts - September 2, 2011

Our second week we've continued to work on using charcoal and now instead of single studies we've been working on compositions. The entire week was used to work on one large 18 x 24 composition, filling the entire, or close to the entire, page. Where we sat determined what part of the composition we could see. Of what I could see, this was part I chose to sketch - a wooden stork, a small branch of some nut like things, all set on the backdrop of a large faux log. The background was to be filled in with black. I finished early on Friday and used the rest of class to practice on the pine cone and little squash in the composition. My pinecone looks squashed, lol, but I think my mini pumpkin gourd thing came out pretty well ;)

Practice - Charcoal Pencil and Vine - Pinecone and Mini Gourd - September 2, 2011

The sketchbook assignment was to do mini compositions in our 9 x 11 book. Put together two items. We could do more, but no more than 3. I had a ton of fun with my projects and tried to pick out items that could tell a story of sorts, so a lot of toys were used in my sketches this week. The first one I want to add the quote to Vader, "Now you belong to me" and have a little "mew?" caption above the LPS kitten ears. The second is Apple's velociraptor playing the xbox. I have it on good authority that he was playing Lego Harry Potter ;) And last is the rainbow My Little Pony wearing 3D glasses. These were all both fun and frustrating, lol. They definitely taught me a lot!

Sketch #5 - Charcoal Pencil, Vine, and White - LP Vader vs LPS Kitten - September 4, 2011

Sketch #6 - Charcoal Pencil, Vine, and White - Velociraptor playing XBox - September 4, 2011

Sketch #7 - Charcoal Pencil, Vine, and White - My Little Pony in 3D Glasses - September 6, 2011

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these peeks into my drawing projects ;) Have a wonderful week!


Book Worm Ruby Book Mark

I  squeezed some crafting time in, mostly because of all the amazingly darling bookmarks posted on Sparkle's Stamp blog for the #58 challenge - anything but a card. After seeing all the fun inspiration, I couldn't put off making something any longer so I finally mounted my new stamps from the past two orders onto some cling and did a marathon stamping out session of all my new image goodies and even stamped out images from my oldies since I had only 3 pre-stamped images left. Because the bookmarks were what inspired me, I had to make one for myself. I adore how this came out! Colored with my usual pencils and white gel pen. I also used black ink in the hair as well and I really like how it turned out ;) Anyway, I hope you all have a fabulous labor day weekend!