Sunday 13 January 2008

Edm challenge 153 Draw something wrapped in plastic

I saw these three peppers in the shopping and thought they would be ideal for the challenge. I really enjoyed drawing them with all the detail in the reflections of the plastic. I was sitting next to a lamp in the evening.
The drawing of all three peppers is done in pencil which I love working with. As I really intended to us colour , I decided just to paint one of them using acrylic paint. It was an interesting challenge. Press the picture to enlarge.

Saturday 5 January 2008

Edm challenge 116 Draw something green

I had a beautiful boxed set of Derwent Coloursoft for my Christmas present. It has two layers with seventy two different colours to choose from. I searched around for something to test out my new crayons on. This green leaf was something I had collected and brought home a few weeks ago . It is a sycamore leaf with the black spotted pattern , some kind of fungi which attacks the leaf. I used twelve different crayons to capture the shades in this autumn leaf. It is lifesize , drawn on a piece of A3 paper.
I like the coloursoft crayons, especially the colour shades which are earthy and ideal for natural objects. They are soft and good for blending but a bit soft if you want to draw a thin line. I was pleased with the leaf. I think these crayons will see me through the year and the changing seasons. Looking forward to some more Drawings from Nature. Click on picture for bigger image.