my creative adventures

flower August 18, 2007

Filed under: Drawings,EDM — paulien @ 4:41 pm

I did this drawing of a flower today. I noticed that the different shades of pink are kind of hard to render in pencil. There are so many and they go over in each other so smoothly. But still it was very fun to do and I am happy with how it turned out. Next time I may have to try a paper with a bit more texture, this one was a bit too smooth.


I believe that flower has been an edm-challenge somewhere. I need to look up the number.

Sorry for the left edge, this is the side of the page in my book and it shows darker on the scan.


EDM 69 and 105 May 8, 2007

Filed under: Drawings,EDM — paulien @ 3:48 pm

These are some of my daily drawings from the Every Day in May challenge. I will not post them all, but I will definitely make a picture of my larger drawing when it is done. I will keep working on it.


These are also two EDM-challenges, a drink and a pair of scissors (numbers 69 and 105). I still haven’t found a good way to prepare pencil drawings for the blog, changing the contrast and clarity doesn’t help to make them look better.


swan April 21, 2007

Filed under: Drawings — paulien @ 3:09 pm

I made this drawing today, of a glass swan we bought in Venice some years ago.


It was fun to do, but also hard. All these shades of blue were difficult to make, and some parts were just colourless glass.

But the swan itself is a beautiful thing to have in the house.


Larger pencil drawing April 14, 2007

Filed under: Drawings — paulien @ 2:45 pm

Long time no see. I had some time off drawing since my last post. I am not thinking about the accident often, but I did not feel like doing any drawing. Now I do.

Here is a picture of a larger drawing I did, on my easel. The easel was a birthday gift from my boyfriend, great gift!


I love doing larger work, besides drawing in sketchbooks. It takes longer, but you can be much more loose. This one is A3 in size, but in the art class I took we did A2 and still larger. The easel I have can hold this, so maybe I will try that one day. But for now, this is a nice change.


a power plug January 20, 2007

Filed under: Drawings,EDM — paulien @ 4:56 pm

Wow, this may be the first time I did a challenge on time. But here it is, a power plug.


I just wonder why I had to choose one with a shiny surface, with all the reflections, and with a transparent plug in it.  Well, it is supposes to be a challenge, and it really was.


sky above Amsterdam January 18, 2007

Filed under: Drawings,EDM — paulien @ 2:26 pm

This is a quick drawing of the sky above Amsterdam yesterday morning. It looked weird, with diagonal shapes of clouds and one opening whith a bit of sunshine. You coloud see three “sunbeams” coming through the opening.


I saw this view from the twelfth floor of our university. I was sitting next to the window. Below you could just see the line of buildings and trees in the distance, but no individual builidngs.

What a difference with today, we have had only rain and storm for more than a week. I still hope to get my landscape challenge done, but I wait till the rain has stopped. Now I have at least the cloud challenge done.


some fruit January 14, 2007

Filed under: Drawings — paulien @ 4:43 pm

Today I decided to draw something representing one of my other, non drawing-related, new year goals. And that is: eat more healthy things. This is a drawing of some fruit, I hope you can tell which kinds, because I don’t know the English name for the middle one.


After some thinking I decided to focus on this medium, coloured pencil, for some time. Both these “normal” ones and the pastel pencils I have. I decided this partly because I like drawing more than painting and partly because I had these and like them. I need a lot more practice, and I will try to learn more from a book I am ordering soon. The thing I have most problems with is making a colour I don’t have out of two or three others. Any suggestions would be welcome.