Monday, February 13, 2012

"Looking into" drawings

Here are my drawings for Sian's drawing competition "Looking into"
The hardest part was deciding what I could look into' and after much procrastinating I chose to draw what was nearest to me and meant something. In my sewing room/aka spare bedroom, my daughter donated her small bookcase before she went overseas, together with a flowerpot of loose change. My other daughter donated her treasures before she fled overseas ie a small teapot I have admired from afar, and other tins, boxes, balls etc- I have left them on the bookcase. This is from one shelf of the bookcase. Ideal for looking into.

They were all done on A4 sketchbook or loose sheets.

1 line drawing of everything- just getting started drawing after a break

2 pencil drawing

3 charcoal drawing

4 Looking on to the top of the objects- paint- water colour and ink

5 Paint background wash and water soluble wax pastels (without the water)

6 water soluble wax pastels- I added water to background and used them as wax pastels

7 Looking at shapes Paint and cut shapes + oil pastel and ink

 8 Monoprint and oil pastel-
there are 2 layers of monoprint, I did not have a successful day as i was in a hurry and didnt wait long enough for printing ink to dry, you can see the black layer underneath, I decided to add it to the collection

9 Monoprint and oil pastel- another experiment


  1. Great selection.I love 4,6 and 7.The competition is hotting up!good luck.

  2. The colours are lovely especially in the monoprints.