Sunday, March 25, 2007

Portrait challenge

FakeDan has posted his photo and asked people on the EDM group to draw him. so, here is my drawing! What a fun challenge. All the better that I don't have his photo here for you to compare!! Ha! Ha!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ceramic bowl

EDM challenge last week was to draw a bowl. This is my favorite one -- ceramic, bought at an art fair. More than one friend has quipped that maybe I could have gotten one that wasn't broken if I'd paid more!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Jimmy Carter

Still using Danny Gregory's technique, here is a portrait of Jimmy Carter ( my hero!) from the cover of his wonderful book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Mundane subjects

I went to an art exhibit this week-end where the artist, Luzhen Qiu, had an installation of a million fish eyes. It was amazing to see how such a "non-artistic" subject could be so fascinating. The artist talked about how it was about the fun of creating the installation and the design -- it was not about the necessary talent (though she had plenty of that too!) of drawing fish eyes. So, I turned my drawing skill to my favorite candy today! It was fun both to draw and then to eat the left-overs!

Friday, March 02, 2007


Danny Gregory posted a little video on his web site today with helpful hints about how he draws portraits. Using his technique I drew this woman from an ad in Yoga magazine. I am quite pleased with her!