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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sketches, Stones, Charango and Stack

We watched TV tonight so I sketched for Scavenger Hunt 77 again. They are in the regular sketchbook for the Hunts with the Micron 005. One of the reasons I like the Hunts is that I don't have to think of something to sketch. For example the item for number 5 just says musical instrument and I can sketch any musical instrument we have or interpret it differently to maybe sketch a radio or MP3 player instead. On my own, I usually sketch landscapes. This way I have to look and draw. Good for the eye.

#3, stones. About 20 minutes. The odd shaped one looks like a little chicken in real life. In my sketch it looks more like a sheep to me. These rocks sit on a shelf in the hall. There must be about 60 in a wooden bowl. We saved each one for some reason. I'm pretty sure the chicken we saved for the shape. The one on the back left is egg shaped, but rough not smooth. The others must be for where they came from and that is ??? Hmmm.

#4, a pile of something. A stack of DVDs and VHS tapes on he coffee table. How are they balanced like that? Who knows? I did not move them.

#5, a musical instrument. This is a charango from Bolivia. It is beautiful inlaid wood on the top and has an armadillo shell for the main part. It has 10 strings divided into groups of two. Beautiful sound when it is played correctly. None of us can play of course.


fishing guy said...

Jo: I really enjoy your sketches. They are so detailed.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, thanks so much. Looks like you were up early. :)

Joan said...

Great sketches, Jo. I find sketching for the hunts in the evening in front of the tv so relaxing, don't you? I agree that the hunts are great because you don't have to think too much about what to sketch, just where to find that item.

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, it is relaxing. When I don't "Hunt" I tend to sketch made up landscapes or not sketch at all. :)

Lauralee said...

Do you do commissioned work? I am looking for Charango artwork for christmas for my boyfriend...just curious.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Lauralee, I do commissions, I sent you an e-mail. Thanks.

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