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Friday, April 14, 2017

Great Sketch Idea, Wait, ...No!

One of the items on Scavenger Hunt 492 was egg.  I've sketched them in the carton, out of the carton, raw, etc...  I was thinking Easter eggs, but we didn't have any colored.  Ah, I would cut one of Gene's hard boiled eggs in half.

Well, it was a good idea but very difficult to portray in black and white.  The yolk was not a bright yellow and the white in shadow was almost darker than the yellow.  I suppose you get the idea.  I should have painted it in color with pastels.  Live and learn.

I will post it here anyway, since it is in the big book and there to stay forever....  I used the Micron 01 fine line marker pen.


Number 5, egg - First I cut it in half, that wasn't great so I peeled it.  Worse, but sketched the shell which was a bit better.  

I wonder what my next clever item will be??

The Longhorns are playing Baylor in Waco starting last night.  The three game series set for Thursday, Friday, Saturday so they won't play on Easter Sunday.  The Longhorns lost last night, 6 - 2.  The hitters couldn't get any hits together and the pitchers couldn't get 3 outs together.  Sigh......  Better luck this evening.  Hook 'em Horns!! 

Tomorrow is the Empty Bowl in Smithville.  The bowls are decorated with birds and there is a raffle of an Enid Wood painting.  Check it out.  http://www.smithvilleemptybowl.com/


Joan Tavolott said...

I think doing an egg in pencil or pen would be hard. You need that yellow for the yolk. lol Good attempt!

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Joan. We will see if anyone else comes up with a good egg.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

you can tell they are eggs :) but def hard to draw in black and white. I really like empty bowl idea, good idea and gets the message across in a memorable way

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thanks. The broken shell helps, but without words, I doubt I would recognize "egg". Smiling.

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, we go to the Bastrop Empty bowl and I usually donate for the silent auction.

Bag Blog said...

Broken egg shells would seem hard, but you did a good job. Enid did a good job on her pastel too. I've been lazy on my pastel work lately. Sometimes it is easier to do little watercolors rather than get out all my pastels. I need a place to keep them out. That is a work itself.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, you are kind about my shells. Ha. Enid does beautiful pastels, I really like her NM landscapes. I am lucky to have my studio where I can keep my pastels out. I have them all covered with papers, boards and junk. Need to clean my studio and use my tools!!

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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 Niños. (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


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