Monday, 31 May 2010

Every Day in May # 31

Incense Holder
(makes the room smell much better than the last two days)
The whole month can be seen here on flickr

 Happy last day of the month everyone!
Thanks for all your comments and support this month.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Every Day in May # 29

Octopus on a stick.
I've found a way to make me draw quickly....draw something that smells!
Apologies to all octopi and vegetarians out there ......

scanned quickly as a storm is coming..........

Friday, 28 May 2010

Every Day in May # 28

no mayo..but have got mango chutney........
(which works well with cheese on toast)

A tricky bottle to draw, will tackle it again another time

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Every Day in May # 25

This hamper was the first drawing I posted and because I haven't drawn anything woven for a while I thought I'd give it a try ....but time ran out...floors needed to be cleaned......

Monday, 24 May 2010

Every Day in May # 24

Folded cheongsam.
I decided to sketch this again to add the colour.The material
is amazing but very detailed , I put the pattern on with
acrylic then used a green watercolour wash.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Every Day in May # 23

Cheongsam.....intended to paint this when I started but like the pencil
so I thought I'd put it up before I add colour.

Every Day in May # 22

Time ran out today..came home from work and drew a bottle of beer
didn't like the end result so did a quick orchid sketch at the last minute....
( Need to strengthen the background I think, but tomorrow.)

Friday, 21 May 2010

Every Day in May # 21

Happy Buddha statue...
Today is a Public holiday in Hong Kong for Buddha's Birthday.
This is one of the Buddhas we have....

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Every Day in May # 19

a ball of begged me to draw it .....
I saw this in my local shop and thought it'd be fun to draw....
...interrupted by work and life but maybe that was good,
it could have gone on forever...... 

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Every Day in May # 16

Sketches of Double Happiness Brand birthday candles.
I found these last night in my local shop, they seem to belong to a different era

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Every Day in May # 13

Chinese lucky bells
(These are usually hanging from our door knob.)
another quick sketch today but done in daylight....
EDM # 123 Draw a bell

Every Day in May # 12

A very quick little shell today.....

Monday, 10 May 2010

Every Day in May # 10

Teapot. I couldn't get this right, too much pattern so not easy to work out the shadows.
 I have given up and off to find something simpler to draw tomorrow.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Every Day in May # 8

and EDM # 196

Old rope...wanted to colour this (as it's red) but time (and work) got in the way......there's always tomorrow

Friday, 7 May 2010

Every Day in May # 7

 I couldn't resist this from my local hardware shop....bamboo handle, great simple brown paper packaging.
Want to do more studies but this is number 7 for EDiM.

Hastily taken photo...will scan later.......

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Every Day in May # 5

Number four...just a little sketch today, been rubbing this on my bad back....

This one's for Flora, Thank-you!

Every Day in May # 4

Orchids in bloom.

This is about two thirds of the sheet as it was bigger than A4
(This could be for EDM # 76 too or is that cheating?)

Monday, 3 May 2010

Every Day in May # 3

Wooden pegs, love the packaging...better get on with the washing now.

(watercolour, pencil, pen)

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Every Day in May # 2

Spent alot of time on my paintings today but did a very small drawing of a shell.
Most things I do are A4 size or bigger and it amazed me how quickly I drew this.

Every Day in May # 1

Bamboo Steamer
Drawing number 1 for Every Day in May.

I wanted to add colour but ran out of time...think it'll be good for me to do this.
I'm using this May to get all my ideas sketched out (a woven/bamboo theme happening)
The image was too big to scan all the page, it only covers half of the paper
but will take a photo tomorrow when it's light.