Saturday, July 31, 2010

15 Minute Ink Sketch Showing The Inside Of My Home

ink drawing of a home interior

















I was going to do a drawing of the corner of my living room that layers with the dining room in back. I had 15 minutes until I had to leave for an appointment so I wanted to see how much I could get done. The sketch is rough, so I'll explain it, but it's liberating having a deadline.

I have a philodendron in the vase on the fireplace. Next to that plant is a champagne bottle that is actually an antique silver plated cigar humidor. To the left of that is a photo of a waterfall in Maui.

The pictures above the fireplace are 4 of 12 photos of vacation locales. There are sea turtles, a beach scene, lover's beach in Cabo, and a humorous sign at a beach bar welcoming topless photos. I enjoy the impact of the 12 tightly spaced photos over the fireplace. I like using vacation photos for decoration and they are throughout the house.

Two of the plants are spider plants. There's also a mystery plant that grows despite me and a grass like plant that is very odd but interesting.

The center lamp is a stained glass shade that my husband made. The lamp behind it is for feng shui purposes and since my Westiepoo, Marilyn is afraid of the dark we leave it on all the time.

The framed thing by the lamps is a handmade metal floor display from the Curtis Hotel. It was used to display lounge events and things of note going on in the hotel. The hotel was torn down many years ago and they sold off some of the items inside. I have a watercolor of a red glow through pine trees inside it. I never could decide if I was painting a fire, sunset, or autumn leaves but I like the reds and oranges.

12 comments:

  1. I like this sketch - such lovely confident lines.

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  2. Nice drawing! Sometimes the need to work quickly is helpful!

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  3. I LOVE this drawing - so detailed and yet so cleanly drawn.

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  4. I don't even think your explanation was necessary! Very well done!

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  5. really nice sketch! All the details are amazing ^^

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  6. I think you're right about a time limit. It means you haven't got time to get hung up about the bits that don't matter. And you've still got masses of detail into the sketch. I love your photographs idea over the fireplace. I did that once in a spare bedroom with a series of close up photographs of flowers that came in a monthly glossy magazine. I cut them all out and saved them and then put them into simple clip frames and grouped them together and they looked wonderful.

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  7. Wonderful! It's that the idea of Everyday Matters? Draw when you can, even if your time is limited.

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  8. What an interesting and well-rendered contour drawing! I love all the details and that there is so much to look at. Nice job! nancy

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  9. I think you've got a lot of detail in for just 15 mins, even jsut with the contour drawing you have shown us what your living room is like.

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  10. Great capture and only in 15 minutes.

    BTW arrived here via Alex's Weekly Art Assignment.

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