Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Everyday Matters Challenges

Finally got some of the EDM Challenges done. Number 83 is a local body of water. I went for a bike ride on Saturday at the park. It was a great sunny day and there were lots of people out on the little lake in the rental water bikes. After I rode for awhile, I went back to the car for my sketchbook which I try and take with me all the time now.





Number 40 is something with folds and I decided a beautiful little fan from Japan was perfect for the challenge. Number 106 was sour or tart. I think this simple drawing could use a little more work but I like the simplicity and fresh quality is has.




I bought two Robert Bateman sketchbooks and numbered all the pages, each book will hold 100. This way, I can do all the EDM challenges and have them all together in one place. I've only done about six of them so far.....so this might take awhile.



10 comments:

martín said...

Hi Deborah!
Your sketches and studies are very good. Don't ever forget to take your sketbook with you! I like these lemmons composition, it could look great as a pattern for some fabric, don't you think? Cool.

mARTa said...

Oh these are fun! I'm getting into the habit of carrying my sketchbook along also. I am looking forward to meeting you on thursday!

Susan Hosken said...

I loved the way you did a pattern with the lemon slices.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

caseytoussaint said...

These are all such good drawings, but I just love the lemon composition. Lovely

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow lovely drawings. Thye are all very nice but, for me, the lemon drawing is just stunning! I don't think it needs anymore work.

Shelly McC said...

Wonderful drawings!

E-J said...

Lovely, varied sketches. The fan is really pretty and painted with a delicate hand.

Africantapestry said...

All great drawings, Deborah! I like the fan, delicate colors and I also favor the lemon composition...nice work.
Ronell

platitudinal said...

What a lovely park to ride your bike on. It’s also an inspiring place to sketch. I like the idea of numbering your sketch book for the EDM challenge. I hope you will have a wonderful time filling up your book. Your fan painting looks very pretty and dainty. And after seeing your print works, I can see how you have a marvelous way in making design as in the sour tart piece.

Emma said...

These are gorgeous - I particularly love the lemons. I have a fan from Japan too, so I will have to get round to drawing it.