One & Twenty: getting started

My friend Judy and I have started a new weekly challenge.  We gave it the name One & Twenty.  The idea is to select an area/place, for example: the kitchen, back garden, view from the window, etc. then give ourselves one minute to select something to draw within that space and study it.  Following this we have 20 minutes to depict our subject matter in any way we please.  Obviously it’s wise to choose the method in advance.

Week 1:
I chose the fridge as my area, specifically a capsicum I found there.  Not being terribly adventurous yet, I stuck with pencils.

Week-1aThe first thing I noticed is that my capsicum is fairly rectangular in shape, so I drew a box to help with the proportions

Next I examined the top and the protruding stalk.

Week-1bNot the best, and getting the four sections to sit together properly wasn’t working.  Moving on…..

Week-1cOK, well I’ve managed the dip in the top centre and I have four definite sections with reasonable shaping and proportions.  Week-1dBasic but recognisable.

Next I decided to have a go at it once cut.

The perspective doesn’t look right to me but that’s it.  Time was up.

Week 2:
I chose my fruit bowl.  Knowing how slow I am at drawing I thought picking one item out of the bowl might be achievable.  My goal was to attempt some better perspective than the previous week and have my piece of fruit at an angle.

This time I spent longer looking and less time drawing (not really the ethos of’ ‘one and twenty’) but I still used the same amount of time in total.  I decided to only work on one drawing and rub out guidelines as I went.

Week-2aShading isn’t finished but time was up. I can see some depth in this image, a little different to my usual flat style of drawing. Fun stuff.


About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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3 Responses to One & Twenty: getting started

  1. fibresofbeing says:

    I really like the way you’ve got the pear moving away. Good observation in those curves.
    I’m still thinking about this week’s subject…

  2. Lottie says:

    Good plan this challenge. Looking forward to it unfolding over the weeks.

  3. Pingback: Weekly roundup 29 May 2016 | Fibres of Being

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