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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Sketching On.....

Scavenger Hunt 114 ends tomorrow. I managed 8 sketches so far and that will probably be it. I watched a little TV and sketched this evening. No football watched today .. a break in routine this time of year. We watch college football and especially the Longhorns. Their game is Monday. I haven't really sat and watched any of the games except yesterday with Jennie and it was recorded so we skipped all the commercials. Texas Tech lost to Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl. Sad for the Big 12.

I was going to sketch the grand-dogs as they fit many of the words for this Hunt. Especially "spoiled", but they also fit: noise, frustration, energetic, pleasant (at times), comfort (for Jennie) and aromatic. Ha. Too bad I didn't sketch them. I should have done one from "memory" but I did the hard drive before I thought of that. Ah well, another time for those cute dogs.

Number 5, comfort - the comforter on the couch. Number 6, odd - the golf club pens given to us by our grandson, Cole. Both done with a Micron 005 pen in the 7 x 10 inch sketchbook. Freehand.

Number 7, matches- a little box of matches decorated by one of the children with felt and gold paper. Number 8, memory - the hard drive for my computer. Sketched freehand with the Micron 005 pen. All together 40 minutes or so.

I painted on the saguaros as well. I should be able to post those tomorrow. Tune in again.....


fishing guy said...

Jo: Neat sketches, they have a lot of neat details.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, thank you. The pens work well, too. The matches are at least 20 years old so may not be good. Ha.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

It's great that you keep doing your sketches - very inspiring to me. But I can't make the leap to pen. These look really good, Jo!

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Regina. I think the pen is like pastels, instant color/line, I don't have patience for pencils.

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