Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Everyday Matters Challenge # 2: A Lamp

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it's taken me all week to get this up, but it's been waiting in the ranks since sunday. i really have been trying to draw more this week than last. i've come to the realization that part of this has to do with my reading memoirs of a geisha all last week. so now that that's done, it's back to the drawing.

i used one of my favorite fountain pens for this drawing and then played with adding water. that ink really is quite water soluble! it was fun getting to be a little messy. it was also fun to see how the ink seperated into its seperate components of color. (good old dye chromatography!)

13 comments:

  1. Yeah really cool, particularly the depth you created underneath the shade. That looks great. You did a great job with that ink. :o)

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  2. I like the way that the presence of dark really makes the lamp post seem shiny. Good work, my buddy!

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  3. That is wonderful. I am so excited to have found you guys through EDM.

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  4. I love the water-soluble look - great job. I'm particularly fond of the brush pen which does the same thing, so this really appeals to me.

    I also loved Memoirs of a Geisha ... what a great book. The movie is out this week, I think ... but I don't see how they could do it justice.

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  5. Love the soft wetness of it.

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  6. very rad seeks. i love the ink bleeds.

    you are such a talented chica. how can someone be so freaking smart, sweet and such a great artist?

    you are just a the seeks!

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  7. What a great lamp! Love how that ink was just perfect.

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  8. Great technique, it's very effective!

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  9. I love the wet-ink look on this!

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  10. Nice lamp, but what I really love is the look of your blog! It is way cool. Your banner is great. I've been wanting to change the look of mine from the standard Blogger fare, but don't have any idea how to do it.

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  11. This lamp is beautiful, worthy of framing...

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  12. This is so beautiful. I too love drawing this way. I want to get a brush pen as Karen suggests.

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  13. Wow your sketch is beautiful....I love the effect the water had on it too!

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