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Monday, March 03, 2008

Sketch Hunting - Dice

I finally sketched for Scavenger Hunt 76. #1, candy wrapper and #2, dice (game piece). I used a Micron 005 pen, about 10 minutes each, in the NY Sketchbook.

I just picked two dice out of a cup we had in Bolivia. Interesting in that they were from different sets. I didn't realize until I looked at them and started sketching.

I painted on an acrylic painting today of cactus in New Mexico. I will put it up as a WIP (work in progress), but not tonight. We watched Prime Suspect, Final Act, part 1. I think I have watched it three times before so that was when I sketched. I like Helen Miren and British mysteries. My favorite is Foyle's War. I have seen most on this list of 25 and most of each series.


fishing guy said...

You do such wonderful sketches. Do you use them later in paintings or are they only done for your own satisfaction?

Jo Castillo said...

Hi fishing guy, thanks. I usually don't use the sketches for paintings. I use them to make me "see and look" better. Look and make a line or two so that I can do the same in painting. I did use the cactus sketches for the cactus as I was having difficulty with the composition. I don't draw with a pencil first, just plow in .. so the perspective is often askew. :)

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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