Week 52: Mop

Oh yes, it’s taken me a year to finish up the Sketch 52 project for 2015. Finish I did though, throughout a major cross-country move and a major house renovation and seemingly endless governmental paperwork. I just had to finish so I could go onto my new sketching project. I couldn’t face starting something new without finishing this project which has many happy memories and laughs.

In the words of Iggy Pop:

“I am a passenger
And I ride and I ride
I ride through the city’s backside
I see the stars come out of the sky
Yeah, they’re bright in a hollow sky
You know it looks so good tonight.”

week52_mop2_jj

Materials I used:

Staedtler 2H pencil
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils
Van Gogh watercolours
Faber-Castell PITT pen in sepia, size S

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Week 51: Flatware

I am still struggling with a shoulder impingement and tendinitis, but I only have one more sketch to catch up on and I can start my next project in the new year.
week51_flatware_jj

Materials I used:

Staedtler 2H Pencil
Faber-Castell 2B pencil
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils

 

 

 

 

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Week 50: Kiosk

Only two more to go and I’m caught up on last years’s sketching project.

I’m still not getting my architectural elements right. I bought a new book on sketching architecture by Liz Steel (of Urban Sketching fame), and Liz is an architect so hopefully she can help me.

I bought a new stencil with a script on it and used it here for the first time. I like it, it makes a nice change.

week50_kiosk_jj

Materials I used:

Staedtler 2H pencil
Van Gogh watercolours
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils

 

 

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Week 49: Shield

I used two shield-related things for this, a shield shape and a sketch of the Canadian Shield which is a rock formation that covers the Eastern part of Canada. I grew up boating on Georgian Bay and this sort of rocky scene is very familiar.

I was having fun drawing my own banners for this one. I started doing small wildflower sketches in drop caps on stationery for pen pals, and I liked doing them so much I put one above the shield to anchor the banner.

Up Geology!

Week49_Shield_JJ

Materials I used:

HB pencil
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils
Faber-Castell PITT pen in sepia
Van Gogh watercolours

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Overview of Month 11 – Weeks 44 to 48

I was saddened when my friend Rose dropped out after Week 46. For this reason, during the latter weeks I only show two images for each prompt. I was away packing and moving house, so Bev forged on alone to the end of the year by herself.

I am just now catching up, and have 4 more sketches to do before the end of the year wrap-up.

Overview_44_Nutcracker

 

Overview_45_Chickasaw

 

Overview_46_Periscope

 

Overview_47_Quay

 

Overview_48_Cubism

Four more images and one more month until I finish this project from 2015!

 

 

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Week 48: Cubism

This is Pinky, one of my cat figurines.

Pinky_CatFigurine

Pinky recently read about Picasso and other Cubists and became quite enthralled with the possibilities. He has never been the same.

Week48_Cubism_JJ

This points out the danger in having literate cat figurines: they read books, they develop a fondness for unfathomable artistic movements, and that’s the last you see of them.

Materials I used:

Staedtler 2H pencil
Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils
Large 28 year-old ceramic cat figurine who secretly admires Georges Braque.

 

 

 

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Week 47: Quay

I find this a very interesting building. They’ve combined all kinds of angles and patterns in the stone, and the walkways and plants really add to the feeling. It is in New Westminster, B.C., Canada on the Fraser River. Lots of stuff going on here, but I managed to get enough detail that I think the building is recognizable.

Week47_Quay_JJ

Materials I used:

Staedtler 2H pencil
Lamy Safari pen with Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencil
Van Gogh watercolours

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