Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Still life with glass

We had a social day at ATASDA today in Epping with a theme of sketching still life so it seemed a good opportunity to follow a little of Sian's suggestions in her drawing challenge for November.

I took along a collection of glasses purposefully to challenge myself a bit as I usually avoid glass and its reflections.

I coloured the A5 pages with diluted Brusho paints that the group had available, and some of my own inks, so that I could use white Inktense pencils and white gel pen to draw in some of the light reflections on the glass.

From one of the sketches with 3 glasses I had a go at drawing the same arrangement in one continuous line. 

I can really see how some stencils or stamps of this shape (or sections of it) could give interesting designs.  More to follow hopefully....

1 comment:

epocktextiles said...

they look great Helen. I'm going to try use my white chinagraph pencil on some of mine (I did the china objects rather than the glass ones.)