Friday, November 17, 2006

EDM 93 Egg Carton


EDM 93 egg carton EDM 93

I sketched and watercolored this in my Raffine all media sketchbook. I missed working on this paper since I've been practicing loose washes on clayboard and hotpress at the Art Festival last weekend.

I wanted to achieve a looser look and my attempt was to try this in a sketchbook with a minimum of water. The sketch on the left is on the original sketchbook paper; he one on the right was a copy I did of the original sketch with ink added. I like both -- and wanted to see how the looser look appeared with a touch of ink ... I'm pretty happy with the looseness, as the washes seemed to work pretty well and the paper held up even better than I imagined.

It's funny .. I love the looser look .. but my hand tingles to add details ..!! And to fix shapes, shadows where the washes didn't go exactly where I wanted, etc. ... so this experiment has taught me something too ... another of my life's lessons -- letting it go! LOL

13 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Both are terrific! I really like the looser (?!) one. I think - for me - it looks like a magazine illustration to me ... there's something ... character? ... that the looseness gives. Cheers! Mary Ellen

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Lin, you're amazing! What astounding progress you've made...that's wonderful.

jill said...

great job on the eggs and carton! you're really improving on your skill and talent. i think i'm starting to take some college classes in the spring and painting is going to be one of them. wish me luck -- maybe i'll be as good as you some day!

Patti Gramza said...

Great Lin!!!! I want some eggs now!!!! Heheheh! You are getting the depth and color down girl!! Fantastic!Hugs,Patti

Lorraine said...

Oh I'm so impressed. It is so great that you can do both styles with success -- many painters paint whatever style they are in the mood for that day and you are getting to the point where you have mastered several.
Great job on both!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Arty Velarde said...

Congratulations on your year! I’m so impressed with your diligence. . And your work too ( I love the eggs)! Thanks for sharing.

Teri C said...

Oh wow, I love them both but especially the one with the pen. My brain always cries out for definition too. And I know how difficult these egg cartons are.

Anonymous said...

I love this looser style. You don't need to add detail; I love the softness of these eggs as they are.

Casey said...

Very nice. I have to agree with everybody - I like the loose one. I share with you the desire to always add a little bit more; the details are the fun part aren't they? But we have to learn to stop in time! Congratulations on such a good job.

Anonymous said...

Lin, I really like the way you painted only a portion of the carton. The suggestion of more to the right is great. It almost looks like it's flying to the left. You have worked hard this year and it shows.

Terri said...

Wow Lin, these are wonderful. I love your looser work too, but I know what you mean about itching to add details!

Kay Cox said...

I like them both but I think I like the bottom one best. There is just a nice quality about it that adds to the charm.

Jana Bouc said...

These are brilliant! Great drawing and painting and they have such personality. Who'd have thought egg cartons would be so interesting!