Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sophie Challenge - Drawing #1!

I got our first drawing for Challenge #3 last night from Debbie Simpkins. Deb creates art with a Wacom tablet and her computer. She writes; "I drew this picture of Sophie on my computer, freehand, using a 2B pencil, eraser, and an inkpen to add the white." (The tools she is talking about are "tools in her software program" not physical objects.) She was unhappy with the results, however, I assured her it is an amazing likeness! Thanks so much Deb and congratulations on taking this challenge with me! I'll post my attempt on Sunday. I hope more of you members/followers will give Sophie, this week's challenge subject a try. I think you'll be glad you did.

Debbie got me thinking about cats and this cast iron doorstop reproduction caught my eye as a drawing subject today. Here's a photo of my setup. I used a coffee can to bring the cat up to eye level and set up a screen made from foam core (scored lightly at the folds) around the object to isolate it and make it easier to see.

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