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Shannon Expat
01-01-2015, 10:42 PM
Or attempt to at least ( some things in the book I will use are unnecessarily abstract IMHO).

This is the book I will follow, published by Chronicle Books.

http://s26.postimg.org/3wemj76wp/image.jpg

I will stick primarily to pencil and/or pen as the paper is not suited to wet media. I will keep no rules regarding inspiration source, I may draw from photos, life or imagination.

The pages have from 1 to 4 drawings, I will do the drawings in whatever order tickles my fancy, and will only post finished pages. I will date the drawings to keep track of the when, I will number them here to keep track of the qty completed.

I would say that I would like to get this done in 1 year, but deadlines feel too much like work and this is supposed to be fun!

Shannon Expat
01-01-2015, 10:45 PM
Rolling pin, hammock
http://s26.postimg.org/y2d0xzdtl/image.jpg

Robot
http://s26.postimg.org/4ohaieb3t/image.jpg

DrDebby
01-02-2015, 02:46 PM
Great start. Looking forward to the rest of the year's sketches. The hammock drawing is especially appealing.

pezk
01-02-2015, 05:27 PM
The girl in the hammock seems so relaxed and enjoying the scene. Nice job.

Joan T
01-02-2015, 06:11 PM
Nice start, Shannon. I've seen that book. It reminds me of the scavenger hunts in the Art from Life Forum here on Wet Canvas.

eyepaint
01-03-2015, 01:16 AM
Happy New Year! Mmm a hammock.... looks relaxing...

Scattykat
01-04-2015, 05:08 AM
...super start, will be back to see how this goes :D

Shannon Expat
01-10-2015, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the encouragement. Here is another finished page.

Banana, barbells and tennis racket

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jan-2015/1172783-image.jpg

Shannon Expat
01-11-2015, 12:05 AM
And another one tonight. Pencil sketches.

Cinder block and swim fins.

http://s26.postimg.org/z9wh6or7d/image.jpg

eyepaint
01-11-2015, 01:29 AM
Fantastic racquet.

DrDebby
01-11-2015, 02:01 PM
Great pages. Love your interpretation of swim fins. :)

Shannon Expat
01-11-2015, 11:36 PM
A cabin, a mushroom, a shrubbery and Bob Marley

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jan-2015/1172783-image.jpg

Shannon Expat
01-11-2015, 11:38 PM
Double post deleted.

eyepaint
01-12-2015, 01:27 AM
Love the Bob Marley face :)

DrDebby
01-12-2015, 04:02 PM
You are doing marvelous.

pezk
01-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Doing good. Keep up the good work.

Joan T
01-14-2015, 09:54 PM
Nice sketches!! Some of the subjects are rather unusual! Keep these coming.

Blooming
01-15-2015, 06:50 AM
I have this book sitting on my shelf, an impulse buy, and viewing your drawings makes me want to pick it up. What fun! I loved looking through your pages! Love your ink work!

Shannon Expat
01-15-2015, 08:41 PM
A sandwich.

http://s26.postimg.org/3oj6hbvzt/image.jpg

DrDebby
01-16-2015, 03:45 PM
Yum!

Joan T
01-17-2015, 06:05 PM
Yummy sandwich!!

Shannon Expat
01-17-2015, 09:00 PM
A synthesizer and a paper airplane
http://s26.postimg.org/vwyce7a9l/image.jpg

Shannon Expat
01-17-2015, 09:43 PM
Alfred Hitchcock
http://s26.postimg.org/878wpibw9/image.jpg

Joan T
01-18-2015, 11:22 AM
Great sketches! I'm curious...are you following the book page by page or skipping around a bit if it is a difficult item to find?

Shannon Expat
01-18-2015, 12:02 PM
I skip around based on mood. It I can't imagine up a picture or find a life reference, I search for pics on the web. There are pictures of everything on the web.

As I am sure you can tell, I get into some subjects far more than others, some I just do a perfunctory job to finish off the page.

zebby
01-18-2015, 01:24 PM
nice job on these sketches - Alfred HItchkock -..wow .

DrDebby
01-18-2015, 02:54 PM
Great sketches. Very nice portrait of Alfred.

Shannon Expat
01-18-2015, 10:59 PM
Chips and dip, a newt, a moustache
http://s26.postimg.org/jbfhrtg3d/image.jpg

DrDebby
01-19-2015, 06:06 PM
Wow! The chips have ruffles. Excellent page.

Blooming
01-19-2015, 08:03 PM
:clap: Alfred Hitchcock! :clap:

robertsloan2
01-21-2015, 10:16 PM
Great variety of sketches. Love the Bob Marley portrait and that's a very young Alfred Hitchcock, so cool. Ruffled chips, that great spotted lizard, the nice tonal work in your beach hammock fantasy... this is shaping up to be a great journal! Keep going!

Shannon Expat
01-22-2015, 09:48 PM
Cheese
http://s26.postimg.org/6qp4ims3d/image.jpg

Joan T
01-23-2015, 04:53 PM
Great sketches. I love the newt and this hunk of Jarlsberg. Your script is so neat!

DrDebby
01-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Yummy cheese.

Shannon Expat
01-23-2015, 08:15 PM
Water tower and surfboard
http://s26.postimg.org/3y9p3tvw9/image.jpg

DrDebby
01-24-2015, 02:20 PM
Really good job on the water tower.

Shannon Expat
01-25-2015, 05:39 PM
A doily
http://s26.postimg.org/juli3u5dl/image.jpg

robertsloan2
01-25-2015, 09:47 PM
Wow! Good sketches on the water tower, surf board, cheese... but that lace is a spectacular example of negative painting. That's how realists approach lace in a still life, paint any wrinkles in it with light washes, let it dry and then start picking out each hole in the lace perfectly. It's lively and accurate! Real lace gets little irregularities if it's handmade and this is a recognizable kind of real lace. I have seen this before, brings up memories of pieces seen in museums and historical exhibits.

Shannon Expat
01-25-2015, 10:25 PM
Thanks, it was fun. I am trying to be loose in these sketches ( I practice tight drawings enough for my oil paintings), but this doily is one I thought afterwards it would be satisfying to really nail down the drawing on, make it really symmetrical. I might try it again sometime.

I kinda get the zen of creating personal mandalas now too.

zebby
01-26-2015, 02:01 AM
You're sketches are really intricate, nice!

Blooming
01-26-2015, 09:10 AM
Wow! The water tower and doily are really nice!

DrDebby
01-26-2015, 04:50 PM
Fantastic doily.

Shannon Expat
01-30-2015, 07:34 PM
A propaganda poster
http://s26.postimg.org/g7khtabp5/image.jpg

Shannon Expat
01-30-2015, 08:13 PM
Virginia Woolf and a windmill
http://s26.postimg.org/rxyfao4hl/image.jpg

DrDebby
01-31-2015, 01:37 PM
Not all the prompts in this book are easy. You are doing great.

Joan T
02-13-2015, 09:20 PM
These are so good! I love the doily and the portrait of Virginia Wolfe.

Shannon Expat
03-07-2015, 08:08 PM
A paper clip, a trumpet, and a burrito

http://s26.postimg.org/jwjfdqp15/image.jpg

Shannon Expat
03-07-2015, 09:11 PM
A layer cake

http://s26.postimg.org/nu6p35buh/image.jpg

eyepaint
03-08-2015, 01:25 PM
Nicely done on the clip and the trumpet! :)

DrDebby
03-08-2015, 02:37 PM
Very cool.

Shannon Expat
03-08-2015, 10:24 PM
A church, an architect (Frank Lloyd Wright), nails and a cow bell

http://s26.postimg.org/abdadixq1/image.jpg

DrDebby
03-09-2015, 03:32 PM
Well done!

Shannon Expat
03-09-2015, 07:11 PM
A tether ball and root beer
http://s26.postimg.org/n358p9bnd/image.jpg

DrDebby
03-10-2015, 03:29 PM
Oh man, I miss A&W root beer. Great sketches.

tamiea
05-19-2015, 06:54 AM
Nice sketches :) I thought about buying this book... but never get around to it :)

Joan T
05-23-2015, 05:27 PM
These make me smile because there is such an unusual variety of subjects. Good job!

Shannon Expat
05-29-2015, 09:30 PM
I am back at it after letting life get in the way.

A laser and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

http://s26.postimg.org/54vsubmt5/image.jpg

Shannon Expat
05-29-2015, 10:16 PM
Pie a la mode, a dragonfly and a tractor

http://s26.postimg.org/nyhlrbl15/image.jpg

DrDebby
05-30-2015, 01:47 PM
Glad to see you back and showing us your great sketches.

Shannon Expat
05-30-2015, 10:54 PM
A tulip and a gold medal

http://s26.postimg.org/l9io6x73t/image.jpg

rmcbuckeye
05-31-2015, 10:18 AM
I'm very intrigued to do this book - I am on Amazon & I see that these books are so cheap too! Wow. I may buy a couple as there are different books! It'd definitely keep me busy over the summer - and it'd be good brain exercise as well. Loving all the sketches!

DrDebby
05-31-2015, 02:37 PM
Wonderful shading on the tulip.

Joan T
06-01-2015, 09:03 PM
:thumbsup: You go girl!

Shannon Expat
06-02-2015, 11:22 PM
The moon, an apron, an antelope and petroleum jelly

http://s26.postimg.org/uq8zkgke1/image.jpg

DrDebby
06-03-2015, 03:20 PM
Great sketches. The antelope is fantastic.

Joan T
06-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Love the antelope!

Shannon Expat
06-21-2015, 11:06 PM
Knitting needles, the Little Prince, a box of cereal and toes.

http://s26.postimg.org/d8b0q0ym1/image.jpg

DrDebby
06-22-2015, 03:38 PM
Fun to see. Thanks for sharing.