Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Drawing Class - Latest Project

Pencil drawing
on 18 x 24 inch drawing paper

First of all, thank you for all you great comment on all the things to do with rosemary! I am particularly interested in Amy's (Such a Wondrous Place this Faerytale Space) recipe for a rosemary/patchouli oil that works to keep mosquitoes away... I could certainly use that here! I have asked her if she'd share and if she does, I'll let you know!

Well, today was drawing class and we had to hand in our still life value study. This project was quite difficult and required a lot of patience (you know how I do in that department...). I think it turned out pretty well and really looks like it has some depth to it.

Quite amazing actually! I'd just draw the values and shapes I saw and when I'd step back to look at it, it suddenly looked three-dimensional. I did have to rework (and rework) quite a few areas to get them to look right in relationship to each other. Altogether I spent about 12 hours on this, which means I am so ready to move on to a new project!

Next topic: perspective! And we'll be drawing outside, which will be nice!

Speaking of outside, the cool front has moved through, it's gorgeous outside and I have to go water the yard since the rain totally missed us! I hope all of you in the flooded regions are doing alright!

Wishing you a beautiful Friday!! (Oops! Wednesday, I mean!)


  1. Hello dear Silke...I'm always so interested in your wonderful artistic life! So happy that the storms missed you...sounded terrible. Great minds seem to think alike today - visit Mozart's Girl for the view from the other side of the easel - I'd be interested to know your thoughts from an artist's perspective!! xox Rachel

  2. Hi Silke,

    Your recent drawing draws me right in -- great 3D effect! :)

    Thanks for voting for my photo book video -- your kind words mean so much. :) As mentioned before I am not really good at self-promotion, so I didn't get all the necessary votes for the jury to even consider my video. Never mind -- my mom loves the photo book which I gave to her on Easter.


  3. Wow Silke....that is a LOT of drawing and shading!!! I am impressed~~you did excellent on this. (I would have never been able to make myself work that big...LOL! all in one corner and flunking!)
    Brava on your progress in class. ♥


  4. Hi darling! I put what I do in my comments for you and others. Remember, all of you, if you don't want to make it yourself, a natural foods store will have essential oils like patchoulli and rosemary. Good luck and don't get carried away by those big ol' things! Blessings.

  5. Wow Silke! Your drawing came out great! I cannot imagine drawing that big. And 12 hours? I never would have made it! lol Can't wait to see what you do next! :)

  6. Das ist eine tolle Zeichnung,
    és ist toll wie virlr neue Sachen du machst.
    Lass dich weiterhin inspirieren
    Liebe Grüße

  7. Mensch Silke, die ist toll!

  8. Looking good! A lot of hard work has paid off well. Isn't it such a great feeling to step back from your work and say, "Wow!" I hope you have a lot of fun with perspectives!

  9. Love you new sketch!! You are really very gifted.. Glad the storms missed you... Sure hope you get the recipe for the rosemary/patchouli oil that works to keep mosquitoes away, I could sure use it!!! smile...

    xoxo Gert

  10. What a sketch-12 hours, you certainly are committed to this drawing class, that is a good thing.

  11. Well done! You are doing so well with your class, be proud. xoxo

  12. Liebe Silke,

    so erfreulich wie immer.

    Sonnige Grüße
    Angela und Elisabeth

  13. Rosemary has a much better smell than the usual insect repellant doesn't it?! Well done with your drawing project. have a lovely weekend! :)xx

  14. Love the drawing! It has a ton of movement to it which is great. :)

    Hope you have a good weekend!

    Love, C

  15. You are really growing in your class! The drawing is wonderful, Silke. :) Theresa

  16. Amazing drawing, Silke! I had to look at it twice, as I wasn't sure if it was a drawing or if there was crumpled papers there! Very cool!

  17. I love this drawing!! Looks fabulous and have fun with of my favorite subjects!!