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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Sketching Practice

Last night, the thought of not having anything interesting to show for our What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday link party made me get to work on a sketch (if you need a push to get some crafting or art done, maybe you should come and join the party!)   I just did it for practice (as they say, practice makes perfect and I am quite pleased with my progress since I started doing more art). I have a file of magazine pictures which I bring out when I'm looking for a model to sketch.  And since my desk was full, I did it on the bed and took this picture...

But since this really isn't my desk and it wasn't a Wednesday yet, I took a picture of my desk this morning...


...with my project (colored in with colored pencils, Copic markers and watercolor), a toilet paper roll (shall I keep it for a project?), and a book I got for 5 Philippine pesos (This money exchange website converts this to 0.071 GBP or 0.11 USD!)  What a bargain!  It has many beautiful illustrations in it...



and the binding is perfect for an altered book (based on what I learned from Elizabeth, the Altered Book Lover!)  I get so excited when I find things like this.  I just hope I'll get around to using it!


If you want to join the party and show your desk, or have a peek at desks from around the world, drop by Julia's blog!  Happy WOYWW!

p.s. I'm delighted that fellow WOYWWer Wipso won my OWOH giveaway!




32 blog hugs:

Carola Bartz said...

Peggy, your sketch and drawing looks much more beautiful and somewhat softer than the model! I like yours way more. Beautiful work!

jude said...

Peggy your sketch and drawing of that model is absolutely stunning hun!!Wish i had that talent can't draw for toffee as they say.
Happy WOYWW pop by my blog i have candy up for grabs
hugs judex 7

Neet said...

I love seeing your drawings - brightens my day. What a fab bargain that book was, drool over it before altering it. #27

NatashaMay said...

Is this how you get inspired? Wow! I've never done that. I might try it out and see what comes out od it. :) Beautiful portrait!

Helen said...

I could never do anything like that - just wonderful. That's why I buy stamps - I can't draw, lol!

Wipso said...

More stunning artwork Peggy. You are so talented.
If you haven't been yet please pop over to our blog shop, leave us a comment and be in with the chance to win a crafter's apron.

http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Good luck.
A x

Doone said...

Oky Peggy - we have some deep connection - I have just this minute typed a comment quoting that practice makes perfect!!!

I start my sketching classes in April - I CAN'T wait

You new girl is beautiful,

Dx

Theresa said...

Hey artsy lady! So fun seeing your sketch come to life...you're so talented! Love the book too...happy WOYWW Peggy!

Sue said...

Hi Peggy
another stunning peace of art, beautiful work hun, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (18)

Neil said...

Hi. Beautiful sketch and I love that book. what a bargain too! Thanks for coming to join my blog too. I appreciate all the people who choose to follow my creative journey.
Have a great day

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh lovely ladies and lovely bird book too what a great find; I was given one recently for my birthday and think my friend might use it for something else but can see I will be using it in my craft.. sorry these days its rather a one way train of thought of how to craft-use it!
Shaz in oz.x

Diane said...

Wonderful sketch Peggy!! And that book---a REAL treasure!!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Beautiful work, Peggy! You really have a gift!

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

omg she is a beauty, you did an amazing job, likeness is amazing, she looks photolike on your pad! thanks so much for sharing her, hugs mandyxx

Carolyn Phillips said...

Your sketching is gorgeous, and keeping magazine pics for practise is a great idea. The book looks like a wonderful find as well, amazing pics.

triciasconfetti said...

wish i could draw like that. Can't even draw the cartoon cats my Mum used to do. Will stick to colouring in stamps1
Thanks for the look.
x Tricia #99

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow, wow and wow what a fantastic drawing, a true piece of art. Wish I could draw. Great craft space. Tracy Evans x

Juls said...

lovely to have a look at your creative space! your artwork is amazing!!!! Hugs Juls

Caroline Hallett said...

beautiful sketch - and I am loving all the pretty coloured pens and pencils on your desk

Mrs A. said...

Wow. Your drawing is just amazing and now you have coloured it it is stunning. Would love to be able to draw like that.Hugs Mrs A. #76.

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful drawing Peggy, using stamps is the easy way out for most of us but you have a real talent!

Hugs
Brenda 103

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow owow - how lovely is that sketch -doesn't take you long when you start, huh! I like the book too - even if you don't alter it, it's really nice...any herald of spring anywhere is a good thing!

Nicky said...

Oh wow love your drawing much nicer than the one in the magazine ~ Nicky 4

Julie Pishny said...

Oh my goodness, I would be embarrassed to show you my work space right now as I am getting ready to a show in a week and things are scattered about - everywhere.... Great sketch...hugs.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, I'm glad to read Wipso won your OWOH giveaway. Second, I LOVE that book. It would make a great one for the birds alone. Sorry this is brief, but wanted to let you know I was here. Happy WOYWW.

okienurse said...

beautiful drawing! Thanks for sharing.
Vickie #148

Minxy said...

That sketch is amazing, and the book a real find, happy altering :D
And Happy Thursday x
Hugs Minxy #2

oneoff said...

Your sketched and painted girl is beautiful, so calm and gentle. The bird book is a real find too; I can imagine you finding lots of inspiration there.

Bernie x

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful drawing, lovely busy workdesk :D. TFS :D #67

Betsy said...

You are a very talented artist indeed.

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous drawing! Love your desk!

Happy be-lated WOYWW and
Thanks for sharing! :D
#152

ƸӜƷ...x♥Tracey♥x...ƸӜƷ

Tertia said...

What a lovely drawing and you did all that in one night?! Amazing. Love your desk.
Happy belated WOYWW

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