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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sketching Scavenger Hunt 114, The End

It turns out that Scavenger Hunt 114 ends on the 5th. I did a few more sketches. It is a good feeling to accomplish more. I painted on the saguaros today, did a small painting (Jo's Notion, I didn't get it posted yet.) and the sketching. Wow! Was that me??? It was very cool here today so we didn't go out anywhere. The procrastinator side of me didn't want to put away the Christmas tree and other stuff. That is why the Santa hat was still out. Art was more fun than packing up the decorations. Heh, heh. Gene took down the outside lights, wreath, etc., and put them away yesterday.

This is a challenge - assorted head covers. I had intended to sketch golf head covers and then just started sketching these hats. The golf hat is white, the cowboy hat is yellow straw, the Santa hat is red with white "fur" and the Bolivian hat is many colors with the dark lines being green. This particular hat is woven by the men on the altiplano. With the Rotring pen on a page in the sketchbook, 7 x 10 inches. About 15 -20 minutes.

Another challenge - a page of hand sketches. Rotring pen in the same sketchbook. About 25 minutes. So there you are, then.


Teresa said...

Love your sketches, Jo - especially the hands. Hands are something I could use some practice on. About the Christmas tree and decorations... mine aren't put away either... in fact I've got the tree lights turned on even now!

Teresa said...

P.S. Every time I come to your site I can't tear myself away from your slide show. You've got some FAB art work!

Jo Castillo said...

Teresa, thank you so much, you are kind and supportive! I guess if we procrastinate on cleaning by doing art that is better than the reverse!

The Hunt artists did hands for a month a while back and now are doing a portrait sketch a day. Too much for me. :)

fishing guy said...

Jo: Your hat and hand sketches are so detailed.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, thank you. I sometimes get too bogged down in detail, especially in painting. I guess it is just my "thing". :)

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