Pre-October 2006 entries are listed over here.

  • Woman in Red (no. 6b)

    Woman in Red (no. 6b)

    colored pencil (Faber-Castell ColorGrip 2001)

  • Woman in red-sketch (no. 6a)

    Woman in red-sketch (no. 6a)

    The sketch for the Woman in Red illustration for day 6.

  • A picture a day, day 5: Cell phone

    010507-cellphone.jpgCell phone (no. 5): gel pen

    To loosen up after yesterday's broccoli, which took about 2 hours, and because I was busy today, I just decided to do a doodle-like sketch of my cell phone, an object I can't do without but which I sometimes dread, like my computers. Done with a 3-color gel pen (red, blue, black) in about 10 minutes.

  • Moving things about

    I have moved the daily picture out of the regular blog stream. If you want to see how it's going, just visit the home page where the latest pic will be posted. Or, follow the daily picture page. For newsreaders here is the daily pics only feed.

  • A picture a day, day 4: Broccoli (actual)

    010407b-broccoli.jpgBroccoli (4b): Colored pencil (various

    The actual broccoli from yesterday. Photographed with a Nikon D70 using a tripod and natural daylight. The paper is pale ivory, which is what may have thrown off the scanner.

  • Broccoli (4b)

    Broccoli (4b)

    Colored pencil (Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran d'Ache Pablo)

  • A picture a day, day 4: Broccoli (sketch)

    0104a-broccoli.jpgBroccoli sketch (4a): pencil

    I did actually do a color version of the broccoli, but the scanner totally failed to pick up the greens, turning it into a blob of yellow with green bits. I may try to photograph it in the morning when I have more light. For now this is just the preliminary pencil sketch.

  • A picture a day, day 3: Gala apple

    010307-apple.jpgGala Apple: Colored pencil (Faber-Castell Polychromos).

    A Gala apple is a medium red with a yellow-green-orange undertone, and quite streaky. Getting that streakiness is rather difficult.

    The apple also looks rather lanky.

    I haven't really done much with colored pencils before and so far it's a rather frustrating tool But I think I will stick with it for at least a month.

  • Gala Apple (no. 3)

    Gala Apple (no. 3)

    A red and yellow Gala apple.

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