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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sketches for Hunt 77

It is already Scavenger Hunt 77 on wetcanvas.com. Wow. I haven't been sketching and I'm out of practice. It is amazing how the skills sag when you don't use them. It is the same in all skills. If you don't speak a language for a while you stall when called upon to use it. If you play a musical instrument, it is the same. If you are new to my blog, you can read here about why I sketch the way I do.

Here are my sketches I did on March 8, such as they are. In my regular sketchbook with a Micron 005 pen and a little colored pencil. The color makes the sketches look better. :)


Number 1, cutting board and knife. 15 minutes. I rarely use this cutting board. I thought the round shape would be handy, but it takes more room to store and except for round cheese it is sometimes to short. That is a paring knife on it so you can see it isn't large.



Number 2, place setting. Very old items if you call forty years old.

6 comments:

Linda Blondheim said...

Jo,
I like your plate nd silver drawings. I love to do those too, usually in cartoon form.
Well done.
Love,
Linda

www.lindablondheimartnotes.blogspot.com

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Linda, Thank you for stopping by. I think the color really improved these particular sketches. I'm out of practice....

I have been checking your blogs but have not had much time to comment. I'm about 10 days behind...:(

fishing guy said...

Jo: I really like the cutting board sketch. I would have liked to see the cheese wheel on the board with a wedge removed. I hope you do it that way some day.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, Thanks .. I don't trust myself to use food .. it always disappears. :)

leslie said...

Hi Jo! Love the place setting sketch.
It has a warm and inviting feel to it.
I'll be right over...

Jo Castillo said...

Leslie, Come on down!
Hugs..

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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