Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Weekend Doodle #10--Distraught

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Here are some doodles I did this past weekend. I was trying out various graphite, carbon and charcoal both alone and in combinations for different rendering effects.

The top effect will now serve as my clouds, what a wonderful surprise I found while playing around. Last week I was online and when I got off I unplugged the ethernet as usual when getting off and went off to do whatever it was that I usually do other than internet search.

Well, the next day when I plugged the ethernet back up, now all of a sudden my laptop will not connect to the internet. I played around for hours, bought a new ethernet and still cannot connect. Now I'm distraught.

Usually I scan my postings, but this one was in my large Canson 11x14 sketch book which I reserve for portraits drawings. I took a picture of it, because the scanner bed is too small. Yukkkkkkkkk!

Now the tears fall. HELP if you can, I do not know what else to do. Oh, and by the way the ethernet connection DOES work on the desktop, but of course, yep, you guessed it, all of my goodies are on my laptop :(


I received an award!

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What a wonderful surprise I found when I visited my blog yesterday. Anetka left this award for me. It is such an honor because she is truly a topnotch artist whose work I admire very much. Please be sure to check out her blog, she has been working on an awesome render of Will Smith as Hancock.

There are several other accomplished artists who I wanted to give an award to also, it was not easy because EDM is chock full of them. So, in saying this I truly hope that no one is offended and that those I am passing this honor onto will accept this award and know that they are truly inspirational in both the work they produce and willingness to share and encourage others to do what they love!

They are:

African Tapestry
A Latte A Day
Nemcosky Art
Margaret Hunt
Here are the rules:

Put the logo on your blog.
Add a link to the person who awarded you.
Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
Add links to those blogs on yours.
Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
Have a fantastic day :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

EDM #15--Draw a tree

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Here is my submission to EDM #15--Draw a tree, or leaves. I decided to draw a tree in my backyard that decided to fall over when hurricane Rita came through mmmmm about 4 years ago.

It fell on the house behind me where two older ladies (sisters) lived. Thankfully they were ok. At about 1:30 am on a Saturday morning, I was sitting at my computer when I heard a loud thudddddddd as the house shook simultaneously.

When I looked outside my dog was standing there frozen. I turned on the spotlight, walked out and stopped dead in my tracks. The police and the city came out, and inspected but there was no visible damage, the tree was removed, the women were ok.

I thought that was the end of it. However, a week later their bathroom ceiling caved in. Geeeeeeeeesh! Her son came banging on my door at crazy hours with threats of law suits etc.

A tree in the front fall on the neighbor's house across the street from me. She was fine also. Another in the front started leaning toward the neighbor on my left. He offered, and paid half of the cost to remove it. Boy, it sure is hot on that side of the house now.

The fourth came down one Sunday afternoon, no winds, no storms nothing. But I'm sure it was stressed after the hurricanes, so many trees started cracking, its a horrible sound to hear it. Well it fell onto another neighbors driveway, and she said that just 10 mins earlier she decided to move her car. TREES!!!!

I will never forget hurricanes Rita and the other that was close with her. I used 0.7 mechanical pencil, B, HB and 2B graphite pencils

Monday, July 7, 2008

EDM #74 Draw some clouds

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Here are some clouds that I have done for EDM challenge #74. Although I did not think that this would be easy, I by no means thought for one minute that it would be so hard to make clouds that actually looked like clouds either lol.

I worked on these bad boys, there is no disputing that at all no way! But I also know that in the future, clouds need a bit more tender loving care from me.

Hey, have you noticed that I'm just clock full of cliches today with this posting rofl..Well, I guess it's cause my futures' looking bright, and I gotta wear shades :)

HB,B and 0.7 mechanical pencils were used

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Weird Half Face

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This is a doodle I did last night while at work. It was only a half face because when I plan to doodle *my warm up exercises* I do it on pages that already have some doodie doodles on them. So she ran into some crazy rat faced character on her left side.

I didn't get to do as much as I wanted, but was surprised that this came out

I used B, and a mechanical pencil