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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Hunt Sketches Pen and Ink

For Scavenger Hunt 99, I used a Pilot ball point pen and my Cachet Studio Blank Book that is 7 x 10 inches, to sketch. I did these on September 1, but was too tired to post them and yesterday I just ran out of time. Good thing we are retired, can't run out of time when you have a full time job. You can check out the list and rules for this Hunt on this post from a couple of days ago.

Number 2, angular. I chose the drain pipe on the porch. About 10 minutes.


Number 3, printed. I was sketching the book that Gene was reading and he got up and left before I got the other hand done, so I ended the sketch without it. About 5 to 8 minutes. Number 4, hanging. I sketched Gene hanging on his inversion table. Ran off the paper on his feet. He was watching the news. About 15 minutes.


Number 5, under. I sketched under the tree in the front. There are some little wrought iron fairies there and this tree has ivy growing all the way up. About 15 minutes.

10 comments:

Bag Blog said...

Are you sure that is not some sort of torture machine that you have strapped Gene too?

fishing guy said...

Jo: Love the sketch of Gene upside down.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Main question - is the torture working? Great drawings Jo!! Still impressed with you working in pen.

Joanna said...

Heh. They all think you're torturing Dad. Poor Dad. :)

Jo Castillo said...

bag blog, it looks like torture to me, too! He says it feels good. I'm worried to try it that I would fall on my head or not be able to get out. Yikes.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, thanks. It was Gene's idea to sketch that for "hanging". Funny guy.

Jo Castillo said...

Regina, I could think of worse torture. Ha. Keeps him quiet and still for a while. Thanks on the sketching. Did you read Robert Genn's column about style this past week or so? I look back at old sketches and am still the same. The practice has made me faster and sometimes more accurate if I think about it more, but my style has not changed in any drawings I find. I have tried to change my hatching to more even and pretty like other artists and it comes out "Me". Interesting to me.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Joanna, I read your comment like they think I'm torturing your Dad but I am the tortured one. Ha.

Poor Dad, is right. Hugs.

leslie said...

Is Gene able to get a new "slant" on the news that way?
And I see the ivy fairies!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Leslie, you know Gene. Giggle. I knew you would like the fairies. There are some around the bottom of both trees in the front, about 4. Cute.

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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