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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

EDM 251-Perfume

Avon & Este Lauder...who knew? :)

Yay! I'm back to sketching in my Moleskine book! The pages are so smooth after doing all that doll sketching in the Canson sketchbook. Much better! :)

The Every Day Matters challenge this week is to draw perfume, so I set these two up with a spotlight and sketched away. All the doll sketching paid off. I was more sure of myself when sketching these. The perfume bottle behind is frosted, and has a fuschia and black cap, and a black tassel and a gold band around the top. The egg-shaped bottle is new (got it for my BD) and is clear glass tinted at the top with fuschia gradated through purple at the bottom. It has a silver band below the cap.

This sketch is with my workhorse pencil on the M. buff colored paper. I wanted so badly to shade/color these bottles, but I have let so much other stuff slide while I did the AEDM challenge that I need to play catch up with the house and our clothes. I may go back and do a shaded/colored one though later. There's a whole world of shapes and colors in a bottle of perfume with a spotlight on it. The shadows also had color and fascinating shapes in them. Anyway, I scanned this one as is, pencil on paper.

The scanner scanned the paper as white. I darkened the pencil sketch with my photo program in this sketch. When I scanned the sketch in my photo program and darkened it, the lines came out blueish. What's up with that?
This is the first EDM challenge I've done in a while. It feels good to be back! :)


alissa said...

welcome back to EDM. I really like the shapes of these lovely bottles and the way the sit on the page - and love that tassell!

raena said...

Wonderful sketch, that practice on the dolls has really paid off! I'm not sure what's up with the bluish lines, maybe you could adjust hue, but, what I want to know, is how you got it to scan the paper as white!! That's a trick because mine always scans as yellow yellow!

Ramona Davidson said...

Good sketch. Love how you did the long shadows of the bottles.

Possum Patty said...

I enjoyed the dolls! But welcome back to variety. Spotlight, huh? mmmmm.... Maybe I'll try that, must help to do reflections and shadows on glass.