April 27, 2011

Water Doodle….Nombre Deux

I took a drafting class when I was newly married and had lots of time on my hands.  I had to purchase some really good materials for the class and this was one of them.  A very exact compass, which uses actual lead, no pencils get clipped onto this puppy.

After making numerous semi-circles and stenciled flowers I was ready to ENHANCE.

This reminded someone (who shall remain un-named) of those spirograph designs.  I had to laugh, because by-golly he was right.  It does look like a spirograph design.  Just took me 100 times longer to create though.

Just a close-up view of the work-in-progress. 

I had to bring some RED in, it looked a little dingy without some pop.

This one may be a little too-precise.  I think I like the first one better.  That’s the thing about art, you just got keep trying different things.  Amazing how two similar pieces will not have the same curb-appeal, amazing!


JP said...

This is really cool. It must have been fun to create. You certainly need a steady hand.

In the final picture, my eyes drew to the buttom circle and I felt as if it needed some color to tie it to the top.

rachel awes said...

i love both..
simply love
to skip

Chel said...

This is AMAZING! (And I think we have those stencils- I'm off to dig through the supplies!!)

jinxxxygirl said...

Your doodles have the ability to make me think i can draw too. How do you do that?? Not sketch mind you.... your sketches of people are beyond me and out of this world but your doodles are so beautiful yet seem attainable. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Janet said...

Another great piece. I like both of the recent doodles....although I think they're much more than a doodle.

Dawn said...

ahh eden, such beautiful art!!

Kate said...

This is lovely, I just got a new set of markers and can't wait to play with them. You are my marker heroine. You do such wonderful things with them. I just bought 14 of faber castells big brush markers and they look like they will be fun. Only problem is now I want even more colors. Art supplies are an addiction for sure.

Eden said...

Thanks guys for your encouragement here!! This was a fun one!

@JP- you're right, I think I should place a bit of green down there.
@Deb- yes, these are very attainable...just keep it simple and use your wonderful tools :D
@Kate- I've seen those big brush faber markers and I'd love to know what you think of them. Those Faber Castell colors are so fun to collect :D

Mariët said...

Very beautiful, It's nice to see how you did this !

Sandy said...

This is so pretty. Can I ask where you got the compass?

Eden said...

@Sandy- so sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this (vacation). I bought this compass a long time ago, I believe at a drafting store. Possibly your local art store (not super chain) may have something similar. I am a little surprised I haven't lost this thing in all my moves.

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