Friday, 28 January 2011

Florists Shop, Northpoint

EDM 124 - Draw something yellow
Chinese New Year arrangements for sale. Red, gold yellow and orange are all "lucky" colours for CNY.
These are what I knew as "five-fingered eggplants" (they are  poisonous), the genus name of the plant is solanum mammosum.
The wikipedia link below will tell you some of its common names I didn't know until now ( amusing certain members of my family). 
I'm going to try buy one seed so I can sketch it

EDM 124 - Draw something yellow

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Electric Road, Northpoint

Hope everyone enjoys World Sketch Day...sadly I'm off to work.....
(These are Chinese New Year decorations for sale...the shops are just setting up)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

EDM 288 - Draw something with spots

Work gloves, not sure if these are really spots....
I bought these from our local hardware shop thinking they'd be fun to draw.........
they were, and I didn't let myself draw every stitch.
Thanks for all your comments and support on the last post.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Chinese Mug with lid

It's cold enough here to need a lid on my coffee to stop it getting cold. I've had a week where I found everything hard to draw or un-inspiring.
I've tried to draw these mugs several times and still can't get them right but decided to post it anyway.

I bought some Chinese ink the other day and outlined the pattern with that, not sure it works but the great thing is that once dry you can paint over without smudging.
Will work on it. One thing I realise I learned from doing the sketchbook project is how to move on to the next drawing ......

Friday, 7 January 2011

Cheese and vegetarian ham sandwich

One of my staple breakfast sandwiches that I pick up on the way to the ferry.

Cheese and vegetarian ham from the Green Cottage on Lamma.

EDM 162 - Draw your breakfast