Today I decided to draw this biro cap. It really does not matter what you draw as long as you are persistent with it. Doing this everyday has freed me up immensely with my art. Not everything produced is going to be a masterpiece. If it was there would be no challenge and it would all soon become very boring. So get out your pencils, crayons, paints or whatever your choice and have fun.
Today I drew my tape measure. It was a fun exercise but I think I will change over to a whiter paper. I do not like drawing in this particular journal.
I did this digital painting over the course of a week. It was from a photo I bought online. I started off with the background layer then painted the dancer on top.
I drew this in white charcoal on black paper 29.7 x 21 cm.
I created the dramatic effect by just concentrating on the highlighted areas of the face.
I consider myself very fortunate to have all of my dad's painting tools as he was a house painter. I treasure them dearly and use them regularly creating my artwork. This paint scraper is one of them.
I love my Kindle, this is my favourite way of reading. I can set the print to what size I want and the screen does not tire my poor old eyes.
A study of a brown snake skin. I have a discarded brown snake skin which was found while walking my dog. A bit close to home for comfort but they are all around us and we are just lucky that they don't like us either. I decided to have a close look at it to see how I could draw it's texture. The lines going vertically in the background are from its belly underneath and the horizontal lines are part of the top layer, as I drew it looking from the top looking through.
Now there is a relaxing way to draw. Have a cuppa while you draw and enjoy. I only used a HB for this one as I wanted to see the range I could get with one pencil.
I drew this clasp for the highlights. The wooden texture is subtly done by drawing horizontal lines reasonably close together but not straight. Then I shaded lightly over the top so that you can just see the lines showing through.
I drew pliers today just for something different. I love to draw metallic objects. For this drawing I only used a HB, B and a 6B pencil. I used a paper stump for blending and my putty and electric erasers for highlights.
Zilpa van der Gragt.