Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Postcard to Cathy

 I did this card of an Ayrshire calf for Cathy      who lives in South Africa as part of our Postcard From My Walk exchange. Cathy requested cards featuring animals but as I find it really tricky to get animals' legs anatomically correct I took the easy way and left them out !! 

Monday, 23 July 2012

EDM Challenge 7

Draw a Favorite Object

Pencil and watercolour on cartridge paper

The challenge was to draw a favourite object or childhood toy. This cruet set belonged to my grandmother and I've always loved it because of the bluebird decoration.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

EDM Challenge 6

Draw a Jar or Bottle

Pencil and watercolour on cartridge paper
Bridget Hunter 2012

I've got a bit behind in these Every Day Matters challenges but this is number 6 completed today, a drawing of a jar of olives. I'm addicted to olives !

Friday, 20 July 2012

Sketching Penguins

3B pencil on cartridge paper
Bridget Hunter 2012

It was like a Sunday School Trip yesterday to Blairdrummond Safari Park, Stirling except the sun shone. 5 adults, 3 children and 2 cars - all that was missing were the streamers out of the car windows! Managed to spend a bit of time sketching the penguins.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

EDM Challenge 4

Draw a cup or mug.

I hate elipses so a more difficult challenge for me. But I do love this old cup. Its part of a set consisting of teapot, jug, sugar bowl and plate. Unfortunately a child's ball, which should not have been thrown in the kitchen, hit the set on a shelf and broke the jug and cup. We managed to glue the cup together but not one to drink out of anymore.

Friday, 13 July 2012

EDM Challenge 3

Draw a Bag 

2B pencil

I had two tries at this just because I enjoyed the subject. I also needed to sit for a while having gone a one and a half hour cycle with an enthusiastic 10 year old grandson who said, as he puffed along beside me on a bike with no gears, that it was the best day of his holidays. We ended up at the beach for chips and some slushy odd coloured freezing drink.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

EDM Challenge 2

Draw a Desk Lamp

2B pencil on Cartridge paper

Amazed I found time today as also bought a bike. Forgot how wonderful is that sense of freedom even with a wobble or two and a hard saddle! It's been 46 years since I last rode a bike !!!

Monday, 9 July 2012

The EDM Challenge

4B Pencil

Draw a Shoe

I've decided to do the Every Day Matters Challenge - - as a way of  forcing myself to find time each day to do some observational drawing. It may not happen daily - life's like that - but I've found an unused sketchbook so here's my attempt at the first challenge.