Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Several EDM Challenges

Most Monday nights, for the last little while, I meet with my friend Patti Murphy at Williams Coffee Pub for a coffee. Patti comes into my end of London (Ontario) from Lucan (Ontario) on Monday nights so that her son can attend a soccer practice at a local high school. It is great seeing her once a week.

Last night I arrived a bit early so entertained myself by drawing in my new moleskine sketchbook. I drew what was in front of me on the table. The sketchbook is 3½" x 5½" so this is a pretty small drawing. Since so many things were incorporated in this drawing, I decided to use this as a submission to several EDM (Everyday Matters) challenges (listed above). The above sketch took about an hour to do. I started it while I waited for Patti and finished it later, at home (added the shading). That is a lipstick stain on my mug.

You can see the bleed through from the first page (the pen & ink) that I did. Although I liked the way the ink laid down, I did not like the bleed through. The graphite worked very well and smoothly.

Tools used on above sketch:
  • Moleskine sketchbook
  • 2B Mechanical pencil
  • Kneaded eraser


  1. It's an impressive sketch - and great you could tick off more than one challenge!!
    The mug, complete with lipstick (!) is good and you've captured the reflection of the pepper pot on your cellphone screen brilliantly. Job well done!! ;-)

  2. Ah, clever - especially the sketching out in public bit! That's some lateral thinking there... :)

  3. Beautiful work, Ana! I'm in awe.
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I do have a lot to go through! 8>))

  4. Hello - thank you for being the first follower of my blog!

    You have some beautiful art work here.

  5. YOur portfolio is awesome! I love it.

  6. Several edms at once, way to go! You are so dedicated!

  7. so cool that you ticked off so many :) Well done!