.....and other random stuff......

Friday, October 21, 2016

Another Quick Sketch to Keep My Sanity

It really does help to sit down and sketch in the middle of this chaos.
I don’t really mind the mess. And it’s a good excuse to not have to clean…like I need an excuse, lol. But after a while you find you can’t hold a thought in your head and you get just a little bit cranky and short tempered with your significant other.

So I’ve been keeping my Big Black Sketchbook next to the Grandpa chair where I take refuge. And it helps to clam and focus me.
I have a lot more stuff on my keychain; I was just too lazy to draw it! lol
The pink thing holds my mini business cards (which I’m much too shy to give out….most of the time anyway.)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Another Sketch

In the midst of all this remodeling mess (and to escape the mayhem) I’ve been reading art books and watching YouTube videos.
Isn’t it funny how you can hear or read something a million times and then suddenly one day it just ‘clicks’?
Negative space.
I KNOW about negative space. I understand about negative space. I struggle with negative space.
Then I watched a YouTube video and in it she said ‘Don’t draw the object, draw the spaces BETWEEN the object. Think of them as objects themselves.’ And she demonstrated.
I suddenly GOT IT!

Yeah, I know…..I’m slow……move on!

So, as I sat watching TV I found myself looking ‘through’ this lamp and it dawned on me, I’m looking through the negative spaces!!!!!!


It’s wonky and not quite symmetrical but it has character somehow. If I had tried to draw the lamp itself I don’t think I would have gotten any of the proportions right!!

Son1 says it’s sad and I should turn it on to make it happy, lol. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Punny Monday

Pencils could be made with erasers at both ends, but what would be the point?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Another Page In My Sketchbook

'Lamp on a Chair' 
It can be interesting to sketch the disarray of remodeling.