Sunday, October 28, 2007

EDM Challenge #141 - Draw Something With Bristles

This weekend I tried drawing several things with bristles. I started with my purple, battery powered toothbrush and drew it three times. It still looked lame. Then I tried drawing my old utility scrub brush that has lots of bent and curvy bristles. Bad. Then I settled on some of my hair painting bristles and these looked OK to post.

I have highlighted and dyed my hair since I was in high school. I also used to give myself perms. I can't begin to count the times that I've screwed it up - too light, too dark, too frizzy, too burnt, too orange, even too purple once! In college I highlighted my hair too light and then gave myself a too frizzy perm. I finally bought a hat to cover it up and a boy asked me out because of my cute hat!

I've learned the difference between ash tones and warm tones. I've learned to use drabber (that involved the purple hair in an attempt to correct the too orange). Over the years I've collected a number of hair implements. Here are three, with bristles. I have another one that I may add later...

I used to pay someone to do my hair, but they make mistakes about as often as I do. So, I just do it myself. I've learned through trial and error (and 10:00 PM trips to the drug store). By now I have a whole beauty supply shop in my bathroom and can fix just about anything!

Emma Pod

5 comments:

Linda said...

Great drawings -- great comments and a post that made me grin! I guess a lot of us have had some hair errors ...
;-D

Sandy said...

The sketch is perfect - and I can relate to some of the hair issues ;-)

BMoon said...

Great drawings, indeed. There is a humor in them, the sponges prettily in their dish, the "hair" brushes. Nice work.

Serena said...

Mary, I haven't been to a hairdresser in nine years as, like you, I prefer to do my own. Love your sketch for the bristle challenge ~

phthaloblu said...

Nicely done!