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EDM Challenge #117:Draw Something Round

   85219984@N00.jpg I draw everyday so my commitment for this month is to upload one of my journal pages for every day in the month - which I never previously have done.  This one will be out of order because I wanted to post my EDM challenge today.  On Sunday I'll upload all of the other sketches.


Three "sorta" round wheels:  I was leaving the International Center of Photography exhibit several weeks ago - really inspired by Henri Cartier Bresson's philosophy about impulsive actions, when a red pedicab pulled up to the light as I was crossing 6th Avenue.  The beautiful driver, then sat up and placed her hands on her hips - exuding power and confidence.  I managed to quickly take one photo before the light changed and she pedaled on, but I was fearful about sketching from the photo because I couldn't figure out how to sketch so many spokes on 3 wheels.  I even asked for advice from this group - and sketched "the anatomy of a bicycle wheel "from our bike rack at work.  But, when I saw the magnificent tandem bicycle in the large painting by Ramon Casas at the Barcelona exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I realized the wheels had NO SPOKES - and I might never have noticed if I weren't obsessing over this photo.  As soon as Karen announced the challenge for the week, I knew I had to do this - without spokes. 




It's super! It's got a nice perspective (I like that right thigh!) and I don't feel it needs spokes at all.

Fun drawing - and great to know that you too joined the challenge!

Details! Details! Details! Who needs 'em?! Anyhow, the wheel spokes are not the subject of your painting, just a minor detail.

Lovely painting. So glad you solved your problem.

Great job! It works quite well without the spokes. :)

OHHH, Shirley!! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!!! I LOVE IT!!! And so glad you're in Everyday in May!

This is wonderful! I love both the cart and the woman's attitude so well expressed in your drawing. I'm so glad you posted that about the spokes not being visible. That never would have occurred to me and it's such a great thing to now understand! Great work!

Love the sign on the back. Great job on the pedicab. I like the gesture of the driver as well.

Beautiful job, Shirley! All that figure drawing practice has paid off. I don't think I'd have noticed the spokes if you hadn't mentioned them.

The pedicab is wonderful..great perspective...and i didnt even notice the spokes were missing!!

This is a winner, Shirley! Fascinating to hear how you found your way to wheels without spokes. I think that is one of the most joyful things about exploring art, all these little discoveries are so exciting and enriching. One wonders what the rest of the world gets excited about. LOL.

I love this perspective and it is perfect for something round! I enjoyed looking at your figure sketching also.

What a fabulous sketch!

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