Sunday, November 26, 2006

that's me with no spotlight



While unintentional, I've been putting myself through a drawing obstacle course lately. First, all of my pens are running out of ink; second, I'm drawing on tiny business cards; and finally, I am drawing with hardly any light. Let me just say, it is difficult to capture shadows when there isn't a light source. I completed these two drawings while I was waiting in my car at dusk. As you can probably guess, I completed the camera bag first as the sun was setting and the earpiece second, when the sun had sat. I did have my interior light on...however, it wasn't much help. I am pleased with my results though...especially considering the circumstances.

Up next...drawing with blood...ha.

7 comments:

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Suzanne, this is just amazing. I think it's my favourite of yours.The bag is unbelievable especially under the circumstances!! Really excellent work, really!!

Johnnie Scoutten said...

Very nice! And in the car, even. Please, buy more pens.

Sue said...

Wow, Suzanne, I'd class this as 'Extreme Drawing'! Next step...drawing in the dark? :-)

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

You are good Girl! I couldn't do that with flood lights. What detail. You do not need ink or lights.... yup, I think blood would work just fine for you.

Love the bag!

Ester said...

those are great drawings! I love the idea of using small cards to draw on, so fun when you start putting limitations on yourself. Love how you leave just the contour line of your fingers to suggest hand - very nice :)

Jana Bouc said...

No blood, please!!! Maybe spit? These came out really well--you'd never know there was a struggle involved.

I know what you mean about drawing in the dark in the car. I actually bought a personal headlight that is used for hiking in the dark (or coal mining I suppose) and I stuck it in my car so next time I want to draw in the dark I'll have light.

addon said...

that is one great drawing (camera bag), so true to life and so interesting, such texture, well done!

adam