Saturday, 18 July 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

This week has been a bit lacking in shadow inspiration so I am mainly cheating! This first shot is my only actual shadow-my letter stencils in the sink waiting to be washed. I made some letters, cut them out, with vague ideas of using them somewhere for something, then spilled coffee on them and had to throw them away! I have started a new online portrait class this week with Suzi Blu and these are from my third attempt at a full face-I was looking carefully at shadows so they are not entirely cheating! Shadows under my eyes-oh dear!
I love drawing the eyes but when it comes to noses-most challenging!
It's all fun though! Visit HeyHarriet here for more shadow shot fun!

23 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

Your drawing is wonderful - as you know I haven't progressed past drawing like a 5-year old!!

Tracy said...

Great photo for Shadow Shot Sunday, Sarah... That online portrait class sounds great--and your drawing is terrific! This past weekend hubby & I went to the city for some fun & shopping, and the only real place to get art supplies...I bought some new pastel pencils and loving them--having such fun getting back into fine are again--at last! Happy weekend :o)

indiajourney said...

this is a very creative set of photos for SSS! thanks for sharing. you are so talented :)

Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! Love all the colors of paint on your letter stencils! And love the shading in your drawings. Lots of yummy cross-hatching! :-)

Greyscale Territory said...

Very clever! Really love the melting of colours on that stencil! Fantastic sketches!

Rosebud Collection said...

Wonderful shadows shots..I cheat all the time..Your drawing is lovely and great shadows.
Happy SSS.

Poetikat said...

I can top those shadows under the eyes! I think it's a great self-portrait from what I see of it.

I like the top shot too. It's cool!

Kat

jabblog said...

End of term shadows under the eyes are entirely understandable - lovely drawings! Enjoy your summer break . . .

mamapippas said...

I wish I could paint like that !

Renee said...

Sarah your drawing is wonderful.

Thank you dear one for being such a good friend.

Love Renee xoxo

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Just enough shadow
rubbed beneath eyes or a nose
makes portrait perfect.
My Shadow Shots

Linda said...

Love the picture of the stencils---what a great shot. You're very talented!

Janine said...

Wow! Nice job Sarah!

Helen McCookerybook said...

Shadows under the eyes are romantic Sarah- or that's what I tell myself, anyway!
I love the stencil , too
Helen
xx
:)

happilyretired said...

Lovely creativity in your shadow shots this week ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love the sink shot...would had never imagined that it was a sink!

Shannon said...

You have some real talent for drawing! GREAT shadows-under-the-eyes!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Drawing the shadows on your portraits is a bit more complicated that snaping a picture of them! Creative idea. That class sounds like alot of fun!
Karla & Karrie

Sweet Repose said...

How novel is that...cool shadow shots...who knew!!!

Liz said...

Your sketch is great!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

How cool to take an online class. These drawings are wonderful! Look forward to seeing more of them.

Rambling Woods said...

I love your drawings. My mother draws and paints, but I didn't get her talent..lol....Michelle

parallel-botany said...

wonderful sketches, Sarah! Very nice.

I also love the well-worn stencils against the silver background.