Monday, September 22, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

well, that was more difficult than I thought...

Uploading this picture, that is . It took me three tries on two different computers.

The picture itself was difficult too - I spent about two hours on it, and probably needed to spend another 4 to 6 to get it right. But I thought I should post SOMETHING before some people (you know who you are) give up on me.

Anyway, it's the hurricane lamp my father used to light his way to bed when he was a boy. And since he turned 70 today, it seemed like a good time to post it.

I have another lamp, so I'll have to take another run at glass and reflections later this week. Hopefully the posting will go easier.

Sunday, September 14, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

not dead yet

Almost dead, though. The flowers, that is - J got them for me about 10 days ago, and they're pretty much done.

So it's really more of a drawing of the vase - which is actually a water jug, but what the heck - it works!

I really need to draw things more often... like, before they die.

How did those dutch masters do it without either refrigeration or photos?

Thursday, September 4, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

oh, alright, already

I drew this Wednesday night, as promised, but haven't been able to post until today (blogger was down yesterday). I'm not very happy with it, the perspective is off again, and it looks... sloppy. Probably not an official art term, but oh well.

Part of the problem was that I was drawing on my cintiq, and the mandoline (the kitchen implement, not the musical instrument) was behind me, so I had to keep turning my head to see it. I felt like Linda Blair.

Anyway, the mandoline is quasi-useful - it's great for slicing vegetables thinly, I just don't eat enough veggies.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 ~ 0 Comments

not a drawing

Yes, I know I haven't posted recently. But I did do a drawing for James Gurney's "Art by Committee" post. So hush. I'll draw something tonight.