Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My first (and only!) tomatoes

I grew these tomatoes in containers, started from seed. It was my first time trying such an experiment. They took forever to reach maturity, and only one of them ever even turned an orange-ish red. Before I could pick them to eat, a crew came out and stained the back decks at our building. All my tomatoes were sprayed, and therefore, inedible. All was not lost, as they did make an interesting drawing subject, and I learned what to do differently to produce a better crop next summer.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Meg, in progress

Today is Megan's second birthday. I started this drawing of her last night, and it is very much still in progress. She has a beautiful little face (as her mother, I am clearly biased) and I hope my depiction of her reflects that.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blue boots...

...actually, black boots. Black boots that I drew with soft lead and then smeared all over the page with my left hand. The curse of left-handedness is the fact that I smear everything that I write and draw. After seeing what a mess the boots were turning in to, I erased them, and this pair of "phantom" boots is what was left. It turns out, I like them better like this!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Still life, complete

The completed still life, which I posted a glimpse of a while back. This is a collection of kitchen objects that I pulled together based on their reflective surfaces. Like the couch several posts back, these were purchased around the time Dan and I got married.

Canford cardstock is absolute perfection to draw on. Every time I go to Utrecht, I stock up on the single sheets. The color choices, the finish, weight-all perfect, all calling my name from inside the binder where they're stored.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Way to Really Fly

Two drawn while riding the Metra. The title of the post is a line from an old Metra radio commercial.

PS-You're not really supposed to put your feet on the seat. That shoe was just up there for a second, long enough to draw it. I swear!