Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Daily Drawing Prompt - Draw Cookies

Daily Drawing Prompt - Draw cookies. I drew this one using the graphics tablet. I am enjoying learning to use this new tool. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Daily Drawing prompt - draw a bowl or vase.

Daily Draw - draw a bowl or vase.
I bought a new graphic Tablet and I drew this one freehand using it. This is the first daily draw I have done in ages. But then I am home from work sick at the moment. Posted by Picasa

EDM Challenge # 43 - Draw something china or ceramic.

This is my breakfast bowl and spoon. I drew this one freehand using the Graphic Tablet. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 19, 2005

Drawing with my new Graphics Tablet. EDM Challenges #45 and #46

EDM challenge # 45 Draw you medicine cabinet. We don't have a medicine cabinet so I have drawn the cupboard in the bathroom. I bought myself a graphics tablet and used this to draw the picture. Its a bit rough but I might get better with practice. This picture took alot longer to do on the computer than it would have done if I had drawn with conventional tools but I enjoyed the experience. Posted by Picasa

EDM Challenge #46 - Draw something Holiday Themed. Again playing around with my new Tablet, I drew these baubles.

I don't think I will ever use my mouse again!! It is a very nice tool to use and very easy to manipulate.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Painting Frogs Again - I just can't help myself!

I have been Painting frogs again. These are ATCs. They are so pretty though that I don't know if I can part with them. I may keep a few and frame them together for myself. The 3 landscape ones. EDM challenge - draw an animal. I don't know if this qualifies but I think it should be ok. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 15, 2005

EDM Challenge #37 - Draw some keys.

There is actually alot more keys on this ring but I thought 3 would be enough! I have drawn this with graphite and coloured it on the computer, I like the way it came out but I think I should have put some white highlights on it!! Posted by Picasa

EDM Challenge #25 - Draw a glass.

I drew this jar today and decided that it qualifies as a glass so it is EDM challenge #25 - draw a drinking glass, you could drink out of it if you needed to! Isn't it funny how the top is crooked, I don't know what happened there? I lost interest in it down at the bottom right and it got a bit messy..? Posted by Picasa

EDM challenge #34 - Draw a fall leaf

EDM challenge #34 - Draw a fall leaf. I picked up this dead leaf outside at work and drew it during lunch. It fell from a tree so to me, its a fall leaf. Graphite. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Queensland Capers 3.

6. In Kuranda we visited a Nature Park where they have lots of birds including this Kookaburra.
7. The gekkos congregated on the walls of our rainforest resort room at night. Interesting when you turn on the light you see them scurry behind the pictures!
8. This tawny frogmouth was sleeping, as they do during the day, at "The Habitat" rainforest park in Port Douglas.
9. This treefrog was at "The Habitat" too. Posted by Picasa

Queensland Capers 2.

3. We visited Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park and I drew this picture of one of the men playing the didjeridoo.
4. Skyrail in Smithfield near Cairns takes you up through the rain forest to a small town called Kuranda.
5.This was drawn from a photo taken of me snorkeling out on the Great Barrier Reef. Posted by Picasa

Queensland Capers 1.

These pictures were drawn from our trip to Queensland.
1.This is a Cassowarry. A very unusual but beautiful large bird here in Australia.
2. The view from our balcony, You can just see the edges of a small lake. Posted by Picasa

Mallacoota Madness 5.

17. This drawing is the caravan where we stay. We sleep in the annex because it is not ours. We go and stay there with friends that are already there.
18. This caravan was set up next to our friends caravan.
19. This is a sign At Lakes Entrance which we pass through on the way to Mallacoota.. There is a clock for the fishes eye. Posted by Picasa

Mallacoota Madness 4.

15. This a drawing of the boat we go fishing in.
16. Here you can take lake cruises out on this boat called the lochard. Posted by Picasa

Mallacoota Madness 3.

10. Pelican done with black pen and watercolours.
11. This is a picture of one of the Bass yabbies that were caught to use as bait. They are pretty small, about 2 inches long.
12. I was relaxing with a cold drink and decided to draw my feet.
13. Bait bucket used to hold the baby mullet caught to use as bait.
14. This is a picture of one of the men using the yabby pump. They find where the yabbies are by spotting the wet sand bubbling and suck up a section of the sand into the pump, then it is emptied onto the drier sand and the yabbies are easily picked out. Posted by Picasa

Mallacoota Madness 2.

8. This is the view from the lookout at he top of the caravan park we stay at. It is called "Captains Point".
9. I drew this man heading out to do some fishing early in the morning. Posted by Picasa

Mallacoota Madness 1.

Finally, these are the pictures from my last trip to Mallacoota. Mallacoota is a small fishing village on the east coast of Australia, situated almost on the border of Victoria and New South Wales. We go there twice a year, every year to catch a few fish.

2. Well, obviously this is the rods in their holders at the back of the boat.

3. Again the fishing rods but this time they are leaning up against the caravan. This was drawn before we went out in the boat.

5. This is my drawing of Lindsay holding the biggest flathead of the day.

5. Lindsay reeling in the line getting ready to head in after "bagging out" (catching the legal quota allowed).

6. Mallacoota has a very large Pelican population. They often stand on top of the mooring poles.

7. "Just for the taste of it!" This was the first drawing I drew on the trip and it was actually done in the car on the way up. It is a 6 hr drive from where we live to Mallacoota. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 06, 2005

I posted this same painting on my art blog but thought I would show it off here also. It is oil on canvas. It is 150mm x 210mm so its pretty small but the biggest I have done to date with oil paint. I love the way it turned out. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 25, 2005

EDM challengs #31-Draw a collection and #32-Draw something metallic.

I've cheated a little by combining the 2 challenges. I am a big frog collector and this is a very small piece of my frog collection, the first one, (top left) is a gold pin, next (top right) is a pewter pin, next (bottom right) is a silver pin with moveable joints and lastly is a enamelled gold purfume clip that opens up and has solid purfume inside. These are drawn with graphite pencils and the last with colour pencils. Posted by Picasa
DD prompt, draw a landscape, I drew this one from my imagination with black pen and coloured with water paints. I really like this drawing. Posted by Picasa
DD prompt, draw 2 people interacting. Drawn with black pen and clour pencils. Posted by Picasa
DD prompt, Draw a compass, DD prompt, draw a creature with 4 sets of limbs, I went a little overboard and drew a little centipede. DD prompt, draw a new skin for you media player and DD prompt, draw an elf. Nice mushroom! All done with coloured pencils and black pen. Posted by Picasa
DD prompts, Draw a cute critter, something like a Pokemon character. Then Draw his trransformation. The transformation is as cute as his alter ego. I guess Ugly isn't my thing! Well Maybe it is if you consider the DD prompt, Draw Virgo, She is a bit ugly!! The last is DD prompt, draw a colour pencil drawing. I like the colour pencils on the black, they look pretty cool. These are all coloured pencil on coloured paper. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 01, 2005

EDM challenges #28 - Appliance and #30 - Chair.

These 2 are for the EDM challenges #28 - Appliance and #30 - Chair. The appliance was another black pen and watercolour image I drew on sketchcrawl day and the chair (stool) is a graphite drawing of one of the many wheeled items I have changes the wheels on in the past few months!! Posted by Picasa

EDM challenges #27-Book and #5 - Bed

These are for the EDM challenges #27-Book and #5 bed. I have been meaning to get to these for ages and finally on Sketchcrawl day, I did a heap of drawing! The book is a new sketchbook I bought recently for the spiral alone. I am a trades person and the big steel spiral appealed to the Fitter part of me. The paper is very thin and colour pencils come to life on it. As for the bed, this was one of the few times it was actually made! Black pen and watercolour paint. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 20, 2005

DD prompt - draw something magic, draw a snail or snail shell and draw crystal. This is a magic mushroom, a snail and some crystal. I drew these with black pen and scanned them into the computer. Then I coloured them in photoshop. Posted by Picasa