Friday, 31 May 2013

Everyday in May 31 houseplant

The last challenge, quickly done as it's 32 degrees and sunny and I'm off for a swim....after doing some more washing.

Here's our very tall yukka (?) Most of the plants are outside.
Think I've learnt how to loosen up and sketch (did this more with my brush rather than a pencil) and have more fun this year, but looking forward to getting back to watercolour paper and the inevitable food.....

Everyday in May 30 closet

I don't actually own a wardrobe, just a hanging rail and a curtain.......

Monday, 27 May 2013

Everyday in May 27 Sticky

Draw something sticky.
I walked to the village today in search of stickiness. The weather was humid and sticky
These are a few things I found.Time is short but want to go back to this theme...I love drawing food.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Everyday in May 24 laugh

Today's challenge...draw something that makes you laugh.......hastily done.
Comedy of the week download from the BBC, I  listen to on the ferry and MTR. The frozen prawn image stuck in my mind (I decided to put my phone in there,not part of the comedy)It was inspired by Alun Cochrane's Fun House The Living Room  not going to explain it you'd have to listen....wish I'd had more time to play.(Tried to do a coat hanger print but that didn't work)

Everyday in May 23 summer joy

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Everyday in May 20 wine

Draw your favourite drink. I couldn't decide between this or coffee.
I sat on the balcony at sundown, a great time to have a chilled glass of wine after a long busy day.
I started to sketch as a big thunderstorm approached so I had to retreat inside.
The thunderstorm was quite dramatic and right over Lamma.

....storm in a wine glass.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Everyday in May 19 bacon sandwich

I had lots of possibilities this morning but couldn't resist drawing this after cooking daughter's bacon sandwich (I don't eat meat)

 I was enjoying doing this so much I finished quickly and now doing a version on watercolour paper. (Had to take a photo as she couldn't wait for me to sketch it)

Everyday in May 18 palm of left hand

not my favourite thing to draw!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Everyday in May 16 marine pollution

Draw something that scares you......Did the theme rubbish on the beach as a page in one of my Arthouse Sketchbook pages and always wanted to explore further......but had to work this afternoon so time ran out......but you get the idea. A public holiday here tomorrow so hoping to catch up with everyone!

Thanks to my friend Dr Andy Cornish, check out his blog  at Ecozine Hong Kong if you want to know more about marine issues in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Everyday in May...well not quite

work in progress..sketched this am but too tired or lazy. The first time I've done this in my fourth year of EDiM but it Saturday night and been teaching all day...and it'll still be May 11th somewhere in the world. This is a cropped version...

Friday, 10 May 2013

Everyday in May 10 creepy

As I have drawn eight and six legged creatures in the past, I decided to take up my daughter's suggestion of sketching her wall ("sketchy Mum, I know you don't do sketchy")
Her bedroom and posters......amazing masks on this poster but they are creepy, particularly if you go in there in the dark (being a red and black room)

I've resisted drawing a spider under the bed my lovely girl, thanks for the challenge.

Everyday in May 9 lock

Lock on a shop shutter....

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Everyday in May 7

Draw something you got for free.......
Draw something you got for free...vase found at the bins last night ( a Lamma Island thing, if something is not total rubbish you leave it beside the bin in case anyone else wants it), flowers popped up in a plant pot (left behind by my ex-neighbour) and a shedded snake skin (about 150cm long) that I've been avoiding drawing for about a year.....

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Everyday in May 5 Pine Tree

My bedraggled pine tree on the roof...{unfinished)......bought as a Christmas tree many years ago, it really needs a big plant pot (or a home in the ground) but makes do with plastic storage box. The tree falls over in every typhoon but keeps surviving. Not sure which type it is...either a Norfolk or Cook pine......

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Everyday in May 4 Socks

In Canson sketchbook... ( graphite, watercolour, ink pen).....will blog about this tomorrow.......

Friday, 3 May 2013

Everyday in May 3 swimming in the rain

Pure, good to be alive, joy.
The joy of swimming in a warm sea, then the clouds burst, the rain comes down and the sea is filled with  a thousand diamonds and ripples......even better if you swim under water and look day I'll do it ( but maybe with oils, a big brush and canvas.... I'm guessing).
Something I have been trying to depict (in various mediums, without great success, so far) for many years....

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Everyday in May # 2 frogs

Watercolour in Canson sketchbook

Draw a favourite sound......Lamma frogs, particularly the ones that sound like a field of cows
(Asiatic Painted frog)
(Ran out of time but you get the idea)
And here is a link where you can hear the little beauties:

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Chinese buns

Colourful buns from the vegetarian dim sum shop in Aberdeen, filled with lotus seed or red bean paste.
The savory dim sum didn't last long enough to draw.

Everyday in May # 1 Champagne

Draw something bubbly......

Watercolour in Canson sketchbook

This year I'm going to try and follow the EDM list ......check out the flickr and facebook groups below for fellow EDiMers.
The list of what to sketch is up on the EDM Every Day in May facebook page
and on the Flickr Group page also.