Time Out for Art – Shadows of Light and Dark!

Yesterday was Time Out For Art at Zeebra Designs and Destinations. An every Thursday affair where Lisa encourages you to take a break and draw! I’ve really missed participating in the last few weeks, and am pleased to be only a day late this week. Although, I was drawing yesterday, I didn’t get it posted until today. Be sure to check out her wonderful blog.

For me drawing is one of the most relaxing things I can do, my mind letting go of day to day worries and focusing on the art of drawing (or painting, or sculpting, or writing, etc ….) while listening to music. A creative outlet!

Recently I’ve been working on a sketch for a blogging friend in England that many of you know, Ute! She sent me a photo, and while I’m still working on the actual sketch that’s more in keeping with the photo itself, I decided to experiment with Light and Dark and Ute’s face.

So I imagined that a bright light was illuminating her features from the left, washing out most of the detail on the left side of her face with shades of darkness and shadows on the right.

This is what I came up with: What do you think Ute? (And yes, I had already asked her permission to do this).

Ute - Shadows

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And here’s her photograph!

Ute

An excellent photo of Ute – and the owl’s a hoot! LOL

Be sure and visit Ute’s at Ute smile, she’s a delight! And she just returned from Spain where she not only spent time with her mom but also visited another excellent blogger and friend, Ralph – visit him too, his blog is excellent!

Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy your weekend my wonderful friends!

~ Penny

For the Love of Art – A Sketch

My friend Lisa, at ZEEBRA DESIGNS & DESTINATIONS (& PLAYAMART!) (an excellent artist) invited myself along with others, to sketch images in pencil and then post them on Thursdays. For those of you who love to draw, today is a good day to join in the fun. Just be sure and let Lisa know so we can all come to view your pencil drawing.

I decided to sketch a dandelion with a bee on it, tucked in the corner of the yard. He posed long enough on the yellow flower while I quickly sketched in the outlines and then flew off. While I did get the basic outline and shading done, unfortunately I did not complete it in time for today’s post. So instead …

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Adam Hurst by Penny L Howe

Adam with Gypsy Cello – a sketch

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I am showing a sketch I did some time back of one of my favorite musicians Adam Hurst, with his Gypsy Cello (Hand made by him btw – one of a kind). This is an informal sketch rather than a portrait as I only had his videos to work from, however Adam liked it, so that’s something. And it was fun to draw!

~ Penny

Penny L Howe