When EDM Challenge #59 (Draw the first signs of spring) was announced, the tulip plants in front of my apartment were only about 4-6 inches tall and very uninteresting. I sketched and painted one and then followed that plant through the growth cycle. Yesterday it bloomed and the pink color is breathtaking. Here is my romance with one specific tulip plant. It's not the one that bloomed first and was captured in yesterday's entry.
I joined the EDM group in September and slowly worked through earlier challenges using Pigma micron pens. In December, I pledged to myself to do a daily ink/watercolor wash drawing every day during 2006. For challenge #62 I decided to repeat my sketch of mugs - and to add a watercolor wash because I'm not ready yet to move beyond these pens and my limited watercolor palette. The perspective is still wonky and I continue to wonder "Why are circles and ovals so hard for me to draw?"
My springtime allergies are bothering me, so I sketched my steroid nasal spray medication yesterday. Then I remembered that I sketched it almost 3 years ago when I was drawing only occasionally. It was fun to compare the two journal pages and realize that I now add a watercolor wash to every sketch - adding color has become a really important part of every journal entry.