Saturday, 4 August 2007

edm 130 School Supplies


Well I used to teach infants and everyday I had this job. I always sharpened all the pencils in the pencil pots, especially if it was handwriting . I had classes of 30 children , if I only did it once a day over one week that was 150 pencils, so over the year ..imagine. Sometimes I would hate it , a blunt sharpener and it took for ever. So I thought this had to be the challenge, a pencil sharpener , shavings and a nice sharp pencil. Not my usual drawing subject but took the challenge, in pencil.

12 comments:

Lin said...

FABULOUS sketch! The detailing is simply AWESOME!!! I LOVE the shavings too!!!!

juj said...

GEE-ORG-EE-OUS. I mean really, just amazingly beautiful.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Damn this is good Eileen. We seem to have been working on similar subject matter. Excellent drawing.

DODY said...

So beatiful Milly U have amazing stuff here ^^

Susan Hosken said...

Such exquisite detail. I love detailed drawings like yours. Such talent.
I loved the story about you and the pencils. I have wonderful memories of primary school and the dedication of my teachers.
I loved seeing you in Venice. I have great memories of Venice as well.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia
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Jana Bouc said...

There's so much feeling in this drawing. What I sense looking at it is both a sense of humor and a bit of aggression or danger (am I just projecting?). At any rate it just seems like a very feisty sharpener, beautifully drawn.

Computerarte said...

LOve your sketch! I will be back!

Lynn said...

The detail work here is just awesome! I agree, the shavings are brilliantly done.

annakarenin said...

Ohh that brings back memories for me.
We have to go to Scotland tomorrow and if we have time we will try to stop off and see the exhibition on the way back as I really would love to see your drawings in the flesh so to speak.

phthaloblu said...

OMG! This is beautiful! I just love looking at your drawings and savoring the details.

Sandy said...

Wow, I love your sketches and drawings. Very nice and great detail on them.

sandy

Joan Y said...

Wow, the details are amazing. I love your handle of graphite. Just absolutely beautiful!