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mhimeswc
07-18-2013, 09:04 PM
I completed the challenge the beginning of March, and haven't sketched much since then, so I thought I would start a second 75 day effort to keep myself and my pen busy.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_1_-_Day_Lily.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_2_-_Day_Lilies.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_3_-_Two_Day_Lilies.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_4_-_Callas.jpg

mhimeswc
07-18-2013, 09:08 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_5_-_Hibiscus.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_6_-_Lily_Pond.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_7_-_Rabbit.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_8_-Rose.jpg

mhimeswc
07-18-2013, 09:11 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_9_-_Yellow_Hibiscus__shadows.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_10_-_Rose_Garden.jpg

mhimeswc
07-18-2013, 09:19 PM
My 2 granddaughters are staying with me this week. The first sketch is Kateri, who decided to sketch me after I finished my sketch of her.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_11_-_Kateri.jpg

Next is "Caramel", Kateri's Build-a-Bear puppy.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_12_-_Caramel_Puppy.jpg

And last is Jadyn, Kateri's older sister, who asked if she could continue to watch the tv show she was engrossed in while I sketched.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2013/20035-Day_13_-_Jadyn.jpg

Yorky
07-19-2013, 02:10 AM
I love your style Michelle.

Doug

mhimeswc
07-19-2013, 07:08 AM
Thanks, Yorky.

Joan T
07-19-2013, 07:49 AM
Brenda gave you your "Artistic License" and you are off running! Good job!

DrDebby
07-19-2013, 03:38 PM
Excellent sketches. Great to be challenging yourself again.

mhimeswc
07-20-2013, 10:42 AM
Thanks, Joan and Debby. I seem to need a "challenge" to motivate me to keep sketching.

mhimeswc
07-21-2013, 05:09 PM
Day 14 - Kateri and Caramel Puppy watching TV. Hands, feet and legs are hard enough to do when they are staying still. These kept moving.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jul-2013/20035-Day_14_-_Kateri_and_Caramel_Puppy.jpg

Day 15 - Jadyn Painting - As you can see, I decided to avoid sketching the hand on this one altogether.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jul-2013/20035-Day_15_-_Jadyn_Painting.jpg

Day 16 - Kateri's hat - We decorated foam visors this week.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jul-2013/20035-Day_16_-_Kateris_Hat.jpg

The girls are going on vacation with their parents next week. I don't know what I will sketch when they are gone.

DrDebby
07-22-2013, 03:54 PM
You'll find something I'm sure. Great sketches of the girls.

mhimeswc
07-24-2013, 10:28 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jul-2013/20035-Day_17_-_LeSportsac.jpg
Sketching my LeSportsac bag was a lot of fun, but it took forever. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jul-2013/20035-Day_18_-_Foot.jpg
I did this one of my foot while watching TV

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jul-2013/20035-Day_19_-_Sneaker.jpg
My shoe was another difficult one to do directly with pen.

Still behind but working on it. :angel:

DrDebby
07-24-2013, 04:51 PM
I told you, you'd find something to sketch. Great job on mundane subjects.

vhere
07-26-2013, 12:12 PM
Going well!

mhimeswc
07-26-2013, 01:49 PM
Thank you, Debby and Vivien. Here are a few more. If I do a sketch today I should be all caught up.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2013/20035-Day_20_-_Foot_in_sandal.jpg
Day 20 - My left foot in a sandal, looking down with sketchbook in my lap.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2013/20035-Day_21_-_Rose_of_Sharon.jpg
Day 21 - Rose of Sharon - My friend picked a bunch of these for me to sketch.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2013/20035-Day_22_-_Peace_Rosebud.jpg
Day 22 - Peace Rose Bud - I had to cut it to get close enough to see it for sketching.

DrDebby
07-26-2013, 04:47 PM
Great sketches. Good to see you keeping up with your challenge.

Pwnderosa
07-30-2013, 01:55 PM
These are great and they should tell a nice story of your summer. I love challenges like this, really keeps one going! :)

Joan T
08-01-2013, 04:13 PM
Good job on these, Mickey!!!

mhimeswc
08-01-2013, 08:59 PM
Thanks, Debby, Pwnderosa, and Joan.

I'm not always doing a great job of keeping up. I keep getting two or three days behind, doubling up to catch up and then getting behind again. But I eventually get caught up, and I'm doing a lot of sketching in the process and enjoying it.

Here are the next 2 sketches:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2013/20035-Day_23_-_Canna.jpg
My next door neighbor's Canna plant. A good sketching subject.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2013/20035-Day_24_-_Bunny_with_wagon.jpg
The same neighbor's bunny/wagon lawn statue.

mhimeswc
08-01-2013, 09:02 PM
The bunny caught me up to date, and then I fell behind again. These two are attempts to catch up.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2013/20035-Day_25_-_Twin_roses.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2013/20035-Day_26_-_Sunflower.jpg

I'm not only behind in my sketching, but I'm behind in posting those that I did sketch, due to my computer freezing multiple times a day. Dragging my feet about purchasing a new one.

DrDebby
08-02-2013, 07:56 PM
Bummer about the computer. Lovely flower sketches.

mhimeswc
08-02-2013, 08:54 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2013/20035-Day_27_-_Lifeguard.jpg Thanks, Debby.

I've been doing most of my 75 day sketches in my 9 x 12 Flexi-Sketch, but today I took a small 4 x 6 sketchbook to the town pool and sketched the lifeguard before swimming my laps.

Joan T
08-02-2013, 09:05 PM
:clap: Great job on the lifeguard. Glad you decided to do something at the pool. Good for you!

DrDebby
08-03-2013, 04:52 PM
Cool lifeguard sketch.

mhimeswc
08-06-2013, 06:20 PM
Thanks, Joan and Debby.

Here are some more:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Aug-2013/20035-Day_28_-_The_Garden_at_Wildlife_Ctr.jpg
I took an early morning "hike" (more like a short walk) and sketched this footbridge through the garden at our local wildlife center. Lots of ferns, no flowers.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Aug-2013/20035-Day_29_-_NJ_Tomatoes,_peaches,_jade_plant.jpg
I stopped to buy tomatoes and peaches, and came back with a new little jade plant. I hope I don't kill it too soon.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Aug-2013/20035-Day_30_-_Sketching_my_feet_at_the_pool.jpg
This time, I sketched my own feet before I swam my laps.

DrDebby
08-06-2013, 06:45 PM
Great sketches. It actually takes quite a bit to kill a Jade plant. I was taking care of my mom's last spring. I was taking it outside to get some sun, and forgot to bring it back it. There was frost that night. The leaves turned brittle and fell off, but new leaves were growing before the frost-bit leaves had fallen off. The thing survived just fine. I thought I'd killed it.

cat1lady
08-06-2013, 09:26 PM
What a nice selection of drawings.

Scattykat
08-07-2013, 12:46 PM
...great way to bump start yer sketchin' good challenge, and lovely sketchin'. Love bunny and it's barrow :D

Joan T
08-07-2013, 09:57 PM
Keep them coming, Mickey! You are doing a good job of keeping on track.