Well, the bandwidth is better now and I'm able to look at everyone else's work.
You know, it's been so long since I've posted in the scavenger hunt that I'm not sure that anybody will remember me! I forgot to mention in the post above that these were all done in pencil in a 8x11-inch sketchbook.
kivrin: Nice sketches of the scrub brush and sourdough starter covering. You seem to have a sensitive hand. How was the bread? Mmmm...sourdough. I've thought of buying some starter from S.F. I love San Francisco sourdough and I've heard it's especially good because the weather there does something to the starter (although I see now, following your link, that there are other theories about why it's such an outstanding starter). Thanks for that link.
Azul: Very cool sketches. And I love the photo. Is that where you are? I also took a peek at your blog. The water motif at the top is wonderful! I took a year of Chinese (Mandarin) in school, but it was years ago and I don't recognize a single character! I envy you your choice of comfort food - yours is healthy and not fattening! Nice job with values and good crosshatching on those and on the shells, too. What a nice memory.
Remember me? LOL about your sourdough starter in the mail story! You shouldn't worry about your SIL's reaction to your sketch; she looks good in a swimsuit - so she's doing great at 66! I like the guy in the cap, too. OMG...109??? How can you stand it? You're smart to stay inside!
Joan: Charming sketches! Nice lettering on the salad mix and ice cream, and the hand cream and cheese box too. The fist is very well rendered. LOL at the eraser-fish and the Mickey Mouse! The watermelon looks luscious - great color. Those pencils yield some nice results. I like the soft quality you achieved with them on the bag (cover) and scrub brush. You're fast! I can't believe the cheese box took only 16 minutes! (Are we supposed to be keeping track of the time?) Do you generally manage to finish the entire list? It looks like you're well on your way this time.
The folding chair looks surprisingly comfortable. The soft look of the waves is appealing - and nice interpretation of "wavy."
Nice sketches! I like the Pringles container and the folding chair is nicely rendered. I'm amazed that you can work so quickly in OP. When I was doing the scavenger hunt before it was taking me an hour for each one! Since I'm on dialup, I've decided to work only in pencil. Just going through this thread has taken me more than an hour so far, and I'm not even done! What brand did you use for the sketches?
Wow, your sketches have such a different feel to them compared to the colorful portraits of yours that I know best. These have a wonderful graphic look. Great job - the fist is especially well done.
Joe: Glad you were able to get your sketches posted. They're both well done - the hand especially is very well rendered - great shading. The sand in the shell is beautifully done - wonderful sense of the different textures.