Wednesday, June 10, 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Coffee makes me hostile

But I can still draw coffee cups. These are a few of our wildly eclectic collection.

Yes, I'm going with "eclectic", not "mismatched".

Done on 18 x 24 newsprint with an 8b pencil - part of an ongoing series of exercises from the book "Drawing From Observation" by Brian Curtis.

You be seeing more of these both here and on my web site:

2 Responses to "Coffee makes me hostile"

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    Jared June 15, 2009 at 2:25 PM Permalink

    Nice energy in the lines of your sketch. I half expect them to come alive like the kitchenware in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

    I'm definitely going to have to get the Curtis book; it sounds great. (Aside: I added the book to my Amazon Wishlist and was horrified to see all of my lists had disappeared. Then finally I discovered it was oh! Wish lists restored!)

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    Susan Adsett June 16, 2009 at 2:34 PM Permalink

    Thanks Jared! The Curtis book rocks - I'm doing the chapter 6 exercises now - and they're getting harder! Some stuff is a review of what I learned at OCA, but since I didn't take either fine art or illustration, a lot of it is new to me. I also really appreciate the logical way he approaches the subject - it makes it easier for me to grasp some of the concepts.