Friday, February 22, 2008

EDM Challenge #158: Draw a Kernel of Popped Popcorn

The EDM Challenge for the past week was to draw a kernel of popped popcorn. Instead of popping my own, I searched for some photos of popcorn kernels and it's amazing how many varieties there are! And I recognized some as the "most common" shapes.

Anyway, here' s my ear of corn, an unpopped kernel, and a popped kernel. As I was drawing, I discovered that some of the different sections reminded me of teeth - specifically molars. Have you ever noticed that?


Sunday, February 17, 2008

EDM Challenge #157: Draw a Towel

Here are some dishtowels for the EDM Challenge #157 . I believe my sister, The Old Bag, gave all of these to me for various Christmases and Birthdays. It's the only way I get pretty towels!

Me (left) and The Old Bag (right)

Monday, February 11, 2008

My Dog Jack

I took this photo of my dog Jack right after I got a new digital camera for Christmas. I think this is a really cute shot. He's a Sheltie and he's 10 years old.

Jack is a barkaholic. He loves to sneak food. He has a great internal clock. He knows if a squirrel is near just by sniffing the air. He's got one really good leg left. He herds the cats.

He's adorable!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

EDM # 155 - Draw Something with Steps

Here is my drawing for the EDM Challenge #155: Draw Something with Steps. These are the steps that go from our dining room to the upstairs. I'm not terribly pleased with this, but I don't want to do it over. It looks a bit muddy to me and I had trouble getting the shadows and depth right.

The hanging rug is the one I bought in Mexico at Playa del Carmen.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Lemon Imposters.....#154 EDM Challenge

The #154 EDM Challenge is to Draw a Lemon. I went looking through my fridge and found a bottle of reconstituted lemon juice. I found a bottle of Key Lime juice. I found several oranges in the fruit drawer. I found lemon tea bags in the cupboard.

So, I drew a lemon substitute: a citrus fruit and a lemon tea bag. Close enough. Hey, I did go to the store to purchase sponges for the sponge challenge!

Because of general busyness elsewhere, I haven't taken time for art and blogging. I'm getting out of practice with my drawing, so plan to do it more often. And I've missed seeing what everyone else is doing with their art work!

Emma Pod