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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Thursday beer...

Haven't blogged for a couple of days but tried to keep drawing. Had busy work week (I'm a Strategic Planner at a Chicago ad agency, so I get to work with some terrifically talented creative people who thankfully understand that incessant doodling during meetings is often a sign of paying more attention, not less..!)

The other great thing about working at ad agencies is that during tough weeks and early evening meetings, the beers, chips and salsa are never too far away.

The bottle is a bit too squat as I overworked it and lost the graceful, slim edge a bit. But it was a fun, relaxed drawing to do while we were all chatting away.




4 comments:

Jim Bumgarner said...

I like how it seems solidly based on the lined paper, but as the eye moves up, it comes off the page and toward the viewer. Did you do that on purpose?

Sarah Bosserman said...

I love the different cross hatichings and variations of texture you used in drawing the bottle! Lovely job ^_^

Shelley said...

Thanks guys :)

BTW Sarah - I found the Doodlers Anonymous site after looking at your profile - great find!

Jim - it's funny, I know what you mean, but it didn't actually look that way til I photographed it.

Trust me, I'd love to say I have some magical 3D drawing abilities, but I wondered if it might be an optical illusion? The yellow legal pad was bending inwards at the top of the photograph, and that seems to bring the bottle neck forward...

Lapoynte said...

I love it when a drawing loses it's graceful, slim edge a bit. It's a great sketch and I may try the 3-D thing with my own lined pad.