Wednesday, July 25, 2007

EDM #94 - Draw a spoon (and i'll throw in a fork for free)



i was looking through that list of challenges while i was drinking coffee one night. I have a habit of leaving the spoon in my coffee cup/mug (don't ask me why - I just do). I started looking at the spoon and recalled buying this set of cutlery when i first moved into my own place many moons ago. In my single days - yes that's a long time ago.
I think i bought the set at the Monkey Wards (Montgomery Wards for those of you who don't remember it - here's a Wiki link - Montgomery Ward ). I certainly didn't have a lot of money back then and couldn't be too choosey about things like my everyday fork knives and spoons. Things like that don't wear out too easily, and me, being one who doesn't throw useful things away, i still have them. They're functional.


So i was looking at the spoon and thinking I should draw this spoon and then i thought i must be crazy because the decoration on it was a little intricate. Then i thought - well of course i'll draw this spoon. You see - for all the simple stuff (design/art wise) i find myself doing - i really love intricate pattern. It was a little challenge i couldn't resist. After i'd finished it using an HB pencil i thought it might be fun to give a fork a go - but this time no intricate pattern. I did the flip side of a fork thinking that might not be so hard. Using a pen and crosshatching - well, it was quite difficult. Harder than the pattern. GO FIG

15 comments:

Babsarella said...

My jaw has dropped to the floor in AWE!!! DANG, now that is some EXCEPTIONAL DRAWING!!! I know what your calling is, and you need to be creating more of these beautious drawings to frame and sell!!! You have INCREDIBLE TALENT...and I am NOT just blowin smoke...You really ROCK on the drawings!!!

Cindy said...

Yep, I ditto above! The pattern is really really awesome, but it's the bowl (of the spoon) that is usually so danged hard for me to get right. The perspective of it is wicked annoying, but you hit it right on the money.

Lynn said...

These are fabulous. I agree about the bowl of the spoon, you've gotten the reflection and roundness just perfectly.

Will said...

Amazing! I just can't get over how well you can draw. I'm really glad that you are sharing your drawings, they are really great.

Sue McGettigan said...

What a delightful little spoon! Love the flowery handles, and your faboo drawings - you're amazing :)

Alison said...

Such amazing detail on the spoon - you have lots of lovely drawings (and cards etc) on your blog.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh these are GREAT! Love the lines (and squiggles!) you've used especailly on the fork.

The Tattered Tiara said...

Tracy, hot dang it! These are perfection! I read the post, then went back and clicked on the spoon-and said well, I must have misread her post, this is a photo!!! So I read the post again! How cool is that? You can draw so well, it looks like a photo! (and this is a brand new moniter-so I know I'm seein' right!) Love it girlie, keep it up!!

juj said...

For a minute I thought I was looking at one of Andrea's drawings - the back of that fork is CRAZY amazing. I don't know how you managed to get the detail of the stamp in there. No wonder it was hard!

June Houck said...

Incredible! You draw so well. How in the world did you draw that intricate pattern??? Amazing.
Yes, I remember Monkey Wards. My sister and I took their modeling course when I was 10yo. LOL!
Doug started Harry when he got home last night. He's half way...

Jean said...

YIKES you rule the world at this!!!

lauren said...

my first reaction to your GLORIOUS spoon was, "geez, that photo is kind of washed out"!!!!! :) seriously, you *DREW* that??! get outta town!!!

(oh yeah, and i TOTALLY remember monkey wards, as well--thanks for that little blast from the past!)

phthaloblu said...

GREAT JOB! Awesome details.

Donna Layton said...

I have been here since you posted these, but obviously got distracted and couldn't comment. OMG...OMG...OMG....trying to figure out if this is my favorite of all you've been doing lately. Can't really commit. As I look at it and think about it, I can see how the fork was harder. Of course, they would both be impossible for me, the pattern seems insurmountable, but little bitty crosshatching on that fork couldn't have been easy. Wow, Tracy, just beyond fabulous. In other words.....AWESOME!
Oh, and I totally remember Montgomery Ward. We called it Monkey Wards too. I guess the whole country did.

mrana said...

Oh my, these are brilliant! Excellent drawings and the detail on the spoon is wonderful.