Friday, June 02, 2006

My first few EDM drawings

I joined a Yahoo group called everydaymatters about a month ago ... it's a wonderful group that encourages lots of drawing practice by drawing ordinary, everyday things. Each week, the moderator posts a new theme for members to draw. Shortly after joining, I printed out the list of past themes so that I could start drawing some of them. I did a couple right away, then nothing until yesterday when I took out the list again and drew a few more. Not too bad IMHO, but I really need to work on proportion. Here are the few I've done so far (all in regular ol' No. 2 pencil):
#56 self portrait
#10 hand
#34 leaf
#8 & #32 watch & something metallic
#13 phone

11 comments:

  1. Great start! The EDM Group challenges were a really good way for me to really continue my resolution to sketch daily. I too had lots of past challenges to do when I joined last September. Please keep sharing!

    I also loved seeing your fiery quilt. I've been quilting since 1980, but now need to apportion time between paper and fabric....

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  2. Jennifer, It looks like you are doing a great job of doing the challenges. I especially like your watch. You have drawn it so well.

    Ypur quilts are very beautiful. I don't quilt, but my grandmother did so I can appeciate the effort that it takes.

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  3. Welcome to Everyday Matters Jennifer! You will find these challenges become a record of your progress in drawing. Look back with pride! Your quilting and altered books are really fun to see, too!

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  4. Wow, Jennifer, you've been busy. My favorite is the watch! But you did well with all the sketches. Welcome to the group.

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  5. Hi Jennifer, good for you for participating in the challenges - I know you'll find it stimulating and rewarding. Keep up the good work.

    Karen
    http://www.karensblog.com

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  6. Excellent drawings. Your other work here is fantastic too. Great blog!

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  7. All the things on your blog are interesting - I started doing an altered book but then it morphed into drawing and memory paintings from my childhood.

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  8. Hi Jennifer, I only recently joined EDM too. Wow! but you're off to a great start with the challenges. They're all excellent. Now that you've inspired me - where's my pen I need to make a start and do at least one challenge today. All the best.

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  9. I've just joined Everyday Matters myself and I enjoy looking at your sketches. I'll be back to keep up with your journey.

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  10. welcome jennifer, your drawings are fabulous, i love the watch. keep them coming. the rest of your blog is also inspiring.

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  11. You do not look like that crochet woman!

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