Friday, May 16, 2014

Everyday in May 2014: part 1

#8 Something with a mirror image
 As I mentioned in my 1st May post, I'm participating in the Everyday in May (EDiM) daily challenge, which I first did in 2010. As we are halfway through, and I've only skipped 3 challenges so far, I thought I'd post the drawings to date.

Day 8, something with a mirror image, is one of my favourite so far. Degas often sits on the bed and plans mischief with her evil twin. Yesterday's mischief included chewing on the palm tree in the garden. Ink & watercolour from photo reference in A5 sketchbook.
#15 Biscuit
  Day 15, painted today, is another personal favourite. The prompt was "cookie", which in British English is biscuit. The only biscuits in my house are Degas' and I am pleased with the looseness of this pen & watercolour sketch.

Although Degas is a terrible scavenger - dead fish, fish bones, and chicken being her favourites - she takes her time eating her biscuits. She has a terrible habit of getting a mouthful, carrying them to the lounge and dropping them on the mat.
I think she prefers to eat in the same room as me, even though she can see me from the kitchen.

Below are my other drawings to date. As you can see, I've have been experimenting with techniques and materials from the very precise to loose with ink, pencils and/or paint.
Days: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13,14 & 16


  1. What a fabulous selection of sketches! I am very envious that you have a palm tree out your window! Looks very tropical! :0)

  2. Brilliant sketches ... you make every day objects look very arty. I especially like Degas. I'm trying to get my head around effective hatching so it's a timely example for me to look at. Great work as always. ;-)


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