Nov 29, 2008

A busy, busy week!! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Not as much time for drawing as I would have liked. Sick kids, shopping, church activities, shopping, laundry, shopping, practices, shopping......well, you get the idea. I did get the main house done and am down to the front grass/rock area. I decided to go with a larger version of the lattice in the front because of what it takes to draw it. Extremely hard to draw diamonds totally lined up in such a small scale. I think it still goes well with the house as it also matches the larger lattice over on the right hand side of the picture. I also left out the telephone pole that sits way to the left as it detracts from the picture. Almost done!

Nov 20, 2008

The porch and ramp are almost finished. I am starting to outline where the big tree goes and actually started some of the little branches on it. I am amazed at how well it is going. I haven't really had too many difficult areas, just some areas where it took a little longer to get the detail. In the original photo the porch area is pretty dark, but I have decided to keep it just a little lighter for the drawing so the detail can show a little better.

Nov 14, 2008

It's getting there! I am about half done at this point. That ramp coming up next is going to be a big challenge, but doable. Slow but steady wins the race.

Nov 13, 2008

I started the rocks in the front of the picture. They are coming along nicely. Had to take yesterday off as it was my daughter's 5th birthday! I'll get back to it today and see how far I can get. Stay tuned.

Nov 11, 2008

A Challenge

I was asked to draw something besides a portrait. It's not like I've never drawn other things, but it has been awhile and this particular picture was VERY full of details. This is a special "ranch" house that I was asked to draw as a gift to someone's parents for Christmas. I wasn't quite sure at first if I could do it justice. After getting this far, I think it will work. What do you think?

Full view of layout

Up-close of right hand side

Original photo