Monday, January 29, 2007

EDM Challenge #104: Draw Salt & Pepper Shakers

Here's my drawing of our salt and pepper shakers. We actually do have real salt and pepper shakers, for when company comes over. But for everyday use, we just use these.


I'm happy with the salt shaker, but the pepper box looks a bit too angled. It doesn't have the same perspective as the salt. It's always easier to see these things in a photo rather than the actual drawing.

EP

18 comments:

Brenda Y said...

I don't think the pepper is too angled - it looks GREAT to me!! Both shakers are fabulous, you did a wonderful job!!

Lin said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! COLORS, LINES -- I LIKE THESE!!!

casey said...

I think these look wonderful. Great job.

SideShowMom said...

Perspective can be a complicated thing, you did fine! That you are aware of looking for it is a big chunk of it! I still mess it up! Great work!

Linda T said...

These are great. Nice reflection in the salt shaker top.

Sandy said...

Emma,your salt and pepper ROCK - I love the light wash and shadows, this is the style I hope to create someday -
Sandy

Nina Johansson said...

I love these! Great perspective, nothing to worry about there, if you ask me. The slight difference in angles is what makes this a great drawing with it´s own personality instead of a photo.
We too use two odd thingsfor shakers, the posh good-looking ones are packed away in some box since we never seemed to use them. We don´t even bother to take them out for guests anymore.

Linda said...

Absolutely wonderful! I really like the angles -- a very fresh and spontaneous drawing with personality plus!
;-)

Teri C said...

Wow, wonderful salt and pepper! Just wonderful!

Emma Pod said...

Thanks to all of you for taking a look at my drawing and for posting your kind comments. It's been such fun to dabble in art and visit your blogs and photo sites. Such creative people!

Redheaded Stepchild said...

Who knew that someone could make something as simple as salt and pepper shakers into a wonderful piece of art? Beautiful!

u l a n said...

great work, especially on the cap of the salt shaker. i also love the shading on the salt! :)

Mary Ellen said...

Really nice. Love the colour green and how you've picked it up in the shaker. Cheers! Mary Ellen

Rhea said...

I love your style! Very appealing.

martha said...

Beautiful. I especially like the shadows.

the old bag said...

These are great, Emma...and I think the imperfect angles make for art with personality.

Leo did some beautiful photographs of kitchen items: cups, 3 pieces of silverware, etc. and came up with a great series.

EDM looks interesting, but for now my creativity(?) is dribbling into papers for class....

alteredtome said...

Excellent drawing!

Chris

Arty Velarde said...

These are really nice.