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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Scavenger Hunt 53 Sketches

I'm finally getting a few sketches for this Scavenger Hunt #53. A very slow start, indeed. It will end on September 2.

#1 A Hand holding an open book, my hand with the Micron 005 pen in the NY Sketchbook. About 10 minutes. Challenge with a pen, no previous sketch. That is my everyday challenge. :) I never make pencil lines. As I've said many times it is to try to look and then draw with confidence and quickly. It works when I pay attention. This sketch is pretty accurate. The book could be a little thicker at the bottom.

#2 Something made of plastic, a watering can. About 10 minutes to sketch and about 10 to color with colored pencil. I used the Micron 005 pen. Not a very good shape. It should be wider at the bottom. Challenges, no previous/pencil sketch and with color.

#3 A magazine cover, the Artist's Magazine, about 30 minutes. Sketched with the Micron 05 and colored with colored pencils. Sooooo slow. I am trying to be patient, but....... Both challenges, no pencil sketch and with color.


Anna Sellers said...

Very nice sketches. Your commitment is paying off.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Anna,
Thanks. Sometimes I feel improvement and sometimes I feel bogged down. Guess it is the nature of the beast.

I guess "focus" is the buzz word right now. :)

How's the knee?


Anna Sellers said...

My knee is much better now. It still snaps/cracks/makes an ugly sound when I walk sometimes, but the pain isn't there. My husband and I have been taking a new vitamin pack in the mornings and I think that helped.

Mmm.. Focus. Yes that is a good buzz word and one I probably need to hear. I am letting myself get so distracted lately.

Jo Castillo said...


What was it we were talking about? :)


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