Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Barn, a band aid, with flowers

Above is a barn done in pen and ink (no pencil) from another of WetCanvas Pen and Ink forum's April challenge photographs. I Should have spent more time on it as I managed to get the angles for the roof coverings a bit off. and I am not sure that the farm implement shows up as well as it could have. Still I got the values pretty much right and that always makes up for a lot of other deficiencies. Stone isn't easy to render in pen and ink, and I think I did a semi good job with it.

Above is another of the Everyday Matters challenges. This one is a band aid for challenge #238 Draw something from a first aid kit. I don't actually have a first aid kit in Apt. But I do have several of the standard ingredients, band aids, salve, an ace bandage or two. With no kids in my life first aid kits aren't usually something I need.

Above is another update on the pencil drawing I am working on. This still isn't done, and I am not quite sure what colors I will put in the spaces under my pool. I need to add some more greens so it may be that. Also thinking about adding some other details, but I won't get to specific here in case I decide not to do it. Have to think about it a bit more, as I don't want to ruin it at this point.

Getting here has taken more time than you might think as I have to work slowly with the pencils, and every element is using between 3 to 4 different colors/pencils.

Two flower photographs today. The top one is a Trout Lily blooming in the Blue Hills Reservation. The flowers aren't as perfectly formed as they could be, and when I was there there were only a few open. I think a late frost may have gotten to these. Oddly enough the ones out at Borderland bloomed over a week earlier and didn't show any malformation.

Sorry about my fingers, but it was so windy the day I was making this photograph (the same day I made the Trout Lily photo) that I needed to hold the branch steady. Still I rather like this image of pink dogwood flowers in bloom. Lilacs are also blooming. Both the dogwoods and lilacs don't usually bloom here in MA until the middle of May so they are being exceptionally early this year, while the Trout Lilies, a perennial spring flower, are blooming pretty much on their normal schedule of late April.

At least we finally got some rain last week so things aren't quite as dry as they were a week ago.

That is it for today. Hope everyone has a great weekend, and per usual comments are always welcome.