Monday, January 16, 2006

EDM #50 - Draw your Entryway - Homecoming


While the grands took a nap this afternoon, I did a 'quick' of the view you'd see if you stepped through my frontdoor.

The first thing you'd see is, again, another bookcase - this one twice as large as the one in my workroom. The chair in the corner is my husband's recliner in a dusty rose color. Behind it and peeking from the top of the chair is my old guitar case (I haven't played in 20 years, and C was trying to teach himself.) What you can't see is his mandolin case next to the guitar (this he's learning very well!). The table against the right wall is an antique flour table. Note the curved wooden drawer -- I'm told they used to store flour in it and curved the bottom for storage. The round lamp is an antique glass in the same dusty pink and rose pattern as the one on my fireplace.

This challenge was indeed CHALLENGING with all the perspectives, lines, and curves, and I STOOD to sketch it so I could get the 'view' of someone walking through the door. FUN! I'd like to redo it at a slower pace and see if I could get more details and a bit better perspective.

14 comments:

Linda said...

Congratulations on a well done and difficult drawing! And you're over your fear of bookcases -- good for you!

Lisa Call said...

Lin it is wonderful! You have mastered the bookcase. Clapping!!! Hurray!!!

Carol Bonomo said...

I haven't been to your blog in at least a month, maybe longer. My GAWD, you got good! I think you LOVE the entryway and the drawing shows it. Congrats!

Terri said...

For a quick sketch, this is excellent Lin. You really have a handle on those bookcases now. :o)

Lauralyn said...

Lin, you did a bookcase!! It is great - standing up even! Such an inviting scene. If I could, I would walk in and sit right down in that wonderful comfy-looking chair and curl up with a good book........

curiousweaver said...

You've captured a welcoming, relaxing vista of your 'homecoming'. Great.

Zaz said...

I agree with all the other comments- htis is a great sketch. Those books and the case must have been hard but you have captured them and the wlcoming 'mood' just right!

quite brill!

Sara

Roma said...

Lin, what a welcoming view. You managed to capture it's essence in such a short sketch. Well done. And the books? Well, to a book lover, this sketch is like an invitation to come browse the shelves, choose one and curl up in that chair for a good, long story.

Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness Lin; you've captured it so
faithfully! How well I remember this scene
coming in the door from your wonderful front yard and porch. It looks exactly true to life! And the drawing is so well done. Way to go girl!!!
Lorraine

Cin said...

what an unusual table, until I read your post I wondered what the shape was beneath it! very nice sketch of a very cozy looking room!

Teri C said...

Great job Lin! Love the bookcase.

Laura said...

Wow, you did a wonderful job with a very challenging set of angles! I cheated---my entryway is very minimally furnished ;D. You are on a roll!

Kathleen Marie said...

I can see that it would be hard to capture a lot of details standing up... I know I'd surely get tired of holding the sketch pad. I'm going to try mine sitting down perhaps. You did a great job!

vicki said...

great job lin, you really dove into the bookcases!!! I love that you filled in some of the titles.