Every Day in May: May 30th and May 31st
May 30th: There is a wonderful wall display of amphoras in the new Greek and Roman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was really attracted to the composition, the colors, and the shadows.
May 31st: Big Ben has such an intricate guilded structure around the clock face and I could see the details when I zoomed in on my photo. I used W and N gold gouache for all of the gold. This is the second sketch in my Big Ben series in my recycled Elizabeth I book.
This is the final sketch in my "Every Day in May" series. For me this project was an exercise in uploading my daily sketch rather than doing a daily sketch. It was time consuming on work days when I was tired. I also didn't like the slight change in my attitude toward my daily sketch, i.e. I actually had to upload whatever I produced each day. The major advantage is to have a full months body of work saved on my blog - and it really is eclectic: figure drawing including yoga poses and nudes; museum sketches as I repeatedly visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art; several pages in my recycled books: the 10 blocks series of NYC and Big Ben; and of course the EDM Challenges!