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Saturday, 4 August 2012

EDM Challenge 7

Yes, another drawing for the EDM Challenge. And don't worry if you're sick of seeing them, I will be posting some crafts eventually. It's just that I haven't sat down and made any cards or tags or the such like recently.

However, another seemingly easy but turns out not to be the case subject matter, this time is...




...to draw a bottle, jar or tin from the kitchen.

I've drawn glass before but I normally shy away from it because I need to work on the skill of making an object look as if it's transparent. There's a knack to it and I haven't quite figured out how to within a sketch format. When deploying cross hatching & watercolours, solid objects are far easier.

So here you go. A glass jar with a cork top, from the kitchen. It's one which holds our granular sugar. And well, nothing is quite as simple in our food cupboards, so of course you'll find a couple of used vanilla pods in there too, creating a subtle flavouring. Although, you'd think, with my sweet tooth, that this jar would require frequent top ups, it's not so. It's normally reserved for visiting tea drinkers who like to add a spoon or two of sugar to their brew. Neither Nick nor I add any extra sweetness to our daily cuppas, so it sits upon a shelf, gathering, well not exactly dust, but you know what I mean.

Well the weekend awaits, things to do, places to be, so I'll sign off hoping you all have a great couple of days. And, cross fingers, I'll hopefully find some time to play with paper, paints and ink.

Pxx

13 comments:

Kory K said...

I'm not sick of the drawings. I love them.

And this was really good- I (EVEN ME, who doesn't even go in the kitchen, and at my old apartment, used the oven as more storage) could tell what it was- well, could tell that it was some kinda clear kitchen thingy, partly filled with some kitchenesque item.

Oh, what I would've given for a lovely drawing of a salt pig.

-kory

Frank Garcia said...

Fantastic drawing Paul, I really love these as they are so personal and have so much meaning, I am not sick of these keep them coming!

Hugs! Frank

alexa said...

Yes, transparency is hard, I think - but this is really good. Hope you enjoy doing some non-drawing things over the weekend, and let that arm and wrist rest, ready for next week!

cockney blonde said...

I think this is brill Paul. You could always half fill a glass with say, red wine, then you'd only have a little bit of transparency to deal with, lol, x

Michele said...

Wow, you've been busy whilst I've been away! Loving your sketches and your new look blog! Hope to see you soon x

Julia S-W said...

I like the way you use mark making in your drawings and you're not afraid to make bold marks. My daughter is studying Illustration and she always trawls YouTube looking at what people do so, you may be interested in this link (there are LOADS of others in the same place!) and although there's no sound, it's amazing what is done:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JzW7sRbICY

Julia

Cath Wilson said...

Pity you don't live closer so I could come borrow some vanilla sugar when I need it for a recipe, he, he. I could conserve my precious vanilla paste, then, which I seem to go through at an alarming rate...

How DO you draw glass? It's one of the things that amazes and inspires me - same with colouring glass vase and bottle stamps - how do you do it? Your jar is great and again, you remind me that I need to learn to cross hatch... Hope you had a lovely weekend x

JoZart said...

I'm loving your drawing journey and you are developing a real style of your own. Just remember that drawings are an artistic interpretation and are NOT meant to look like photographs! BTW I can see through that jar!!
Missed you on Saturday.
Love Jo x

Dotpat said...

That is really clever Paul, much better than I could do. You are right drawing glass is not easy but I think you have done a great job

kjjc said...

well done Paul-lovely to follow all these drawings. Will we see you on the 18th???

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Yes hoping to be there Karen :) x

JoZart said...

Boots Bentley is a great name and does have a seedy touch of class! thanks for the lovely comment!
jo x

kjjc said...

o jolly good Paulx