I saw an article about drawing/painting textures, specifically metal, then wood. I thought of an exercise for myself: draw, first in pencil, then in ink, and paint a metal object. Looking in the mirror earlier this week, I found my object.
The bathroom faucet, sketched in my Moleskine sketchbook.
Honestly, I’m not sure how I’m going to do this in ink, so you might not see the other versions of this anytime soon.
All I had to go on with this was the very light initial sketch I made sometime last year. I vaguely remembered this was an arm in front of a left leg which was folded so that the left foot was on top of the right knee. That’s all I remembered or could tell from what was lightly pencilled in.
I don’t seem to have much patience and paint quickly, then struggle with how to “finish”. I’m sure it’s a neurosis of some sort. 😉
After I “finished” I flipped to the back of the sketchbook this is in and, lo and behold, there was the photo I was sketching from last year. Maybe I’ll try it again. Actually, I probably won’t now that I think about it.
I was outside with my two oldest children a few weekends ago, watching them run off steam. After a while I got pretty bored, so I went inside and snagged the sketchbook. I was leaning up against the car in the driveway, facing the house, so I started drawing what I saw, using the roof of the car as my easel. After playing with it more than I ever intended, here’s the final (maybe) version of my quick “sketch”.
A view from the driveway - watercolor in sketchbook