January 30, 2007

EDM Challenge #104 Salt and Pepper shakers

These 'grinders' sit on my kitchen table, I thought they were quite interesting to sketch but found that clear acrylic and silver are quite challenging :O so Yes this was a real challenge, especially since my current journal dislikes WC so vehemently. The two sketched out well but were rather flat and light did not do much to them - they needed a little definition so I attempted a shadow wash - almost impossible - at any rate I am actually quite happy how they turned out - a background color statement or at least some table color would have helped but not an option with WC here. - I guess this moleskine will have to be allocated to strictly sketching.

8 comments:

nik said...

Oh Sandy, your salt and pepper shakers are great. You did a really good job.
I love the moleskine notebooks, but I can't work with the sketchbooks. Even the watercolor moleskine is underwhelming. The paper is to thin and curls. Too bad.

Lin said...

FABULous JOB!!! Wonderfully done in perspective and line!!

Shelly McC said...

Great sketch!

Emma Pod said...

I really like your shakers. I think you captured the clear material of the holders through your shading and paint wash. And I like the way you drew both the salt and the pepper inside. Very clever.

Jana Bouc said...

I like these a lot. They are full of life and personality and your linework is quite lovely and unique.

gingermoggy said...

Well done for drawing the clear acrylic shakers I like the lines that suggest full containers especially the salt...- (I'm a bit of a coward with transparent things)

Teri C said...

You did a great job on not an easy subject. You managed to make it sparkle just with your lines!

Mary Ellen said...

Really nice job.I love how you got so many different textures rendered by line. Nice! Cheers! Mary Ellen