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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Sketches - ball, heavy

I got a couple more sketches done for Scavenger Hunt 80. Tomorrow is the last day. My total will be 9. Out of 29, that isn't very many. On the other hand, I got some practice in. I can feel that these two are better. I took a little time and have been sketching for a few days in a row. It doesn't take very much time to get rusty. It is much like cooking, playing a musical instrument or any skill that requires practice. If you don't practice regularly, you lose the touch.

Number 8, ball. A baseball that Gene caught at one of the Longhorn games. It sits on a leather cup used to roll dice for a game we played in Bolivia they call Prudencia (prudence). Of course I don't remember the rules to play now. About 20 minutes with a Micron 005 pen in the NY sketchbook.

Number 9, something heavy. A carved rock from Bolivia. It is about a foot long and 10 inches wide and weighs at least 12 or more pounds. It is heavier than my 10 pound weights. It is roughly carved, maybe granite, a copy of a relic.

Speaking of baseball, the Longhorns are in Norman, Oklahoma, playing a series with the Sooners. The Horns won yesterday 10-7 and lost today 5 - 3. Read about it on Joanna's blog and the official page.


fishing guy said...

Jo: I just love the statue. The ball shows perfect perspective. It must only be a problem on can tops.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, thank you. You are encouraging with the perspective thing. I do it in painting, too, and have to make corrections. With ink and no pre-drawing, it shows more. Ha. It is part of the exercise of sketching that I hope helps me 'see' better.

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