Monday, July 14, 2008

Challenge #4 Draw your mug


"Draw your Mug." In an earlier vernacular (like from the thirties!) this could have meant "draw your face"! But I'm taking it to mean the vessel you drink your morning coffee from. Many years ago I was a potter and these were purchased from a fellow clay worker along with matching plates which I still use today. They're still as bright and beautiful as the day I bought them.
My drawing was painted using my new set of Neocolor II watercolor pastel crayons. They are delightful to work with and I love the brilliant colors you can get with them. This drawing shows almost the exact coloring on the mug itself.

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

lovely mug!the colors are really nice. I've got some watercolor crayons mybe i'll try them out today? hum...

kazumiwannabe said...

The light and texture are awesome! Make this beautiful mug look very real.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow MaryO you certainly are coming up with awesome drawings.

Linda Fleming said...

Great drawing, Mary! Wonderful work with the shadows. I have a hard time seeing subtle shadows when looking at something in person. Probably why I like to sketch from photos-LOL!

Barbara Weeks said...

Love the humor as well as the drawing! I'm going to see if I can find the watercolor pastel crayons online.

freebird said...

Super mug. I'd keep it forever too with those beautiful colors.

Viane said...

I really like this painting! I like the intensity of the color. I use watercolor crayons/pencils and it is hard for me to get a rich color like this. Very good!

EWian said...

Lovely mug, I love hand crafted ceramics.

EWian