ok, so I collect these old, italian-made, pottery pieces with roses applied to them. sometimes they are boxes, sometimes they are vases, sometimes they aren't even italian. it's a common theme. california got in on the act in the 50s and did some, too. there are some great american-made cigarette boxes and ashtrays out there from that time. and now that i think about it, that little pink one on the right is from australia. yeh, they thought of it, too, out there in the outback.
so challenge #61 - this week's challenge (and my first) - is of a "collection". viola!! i love these old chippy pottery rose-y things. so i set out a few tonite to sketch. disaster!! first sketch was an absolute throwaway!! no matter - i'm used to expending all the effort on the initial attempt to get the "feel" and then dive in for the kill... second attempt usually nails it to some degree.
this is a night of sketching that leaves me cursing and flailing. why did i even try? how can i stop now? oh, yeh, i know - i gotta quit drawing and get some sleep so that I can go to work for 12 FREAKIN' HOURS tomorrow!! there's a little detail that'll derail the drawing train!!!
so here is the first (actually second) attempt. i can tell it will be a week of drawing The Collection. And I know it will be good for me. I will get to the bottom of this dilemma, I guarantee it!! Porcelain crockery - you are no match for the likes of me!!
I go off to bed, but only with scheming on my mind and more plans for tomorrow's sketching.............