Tuesday, March 14, 2006

EDM - Toothbrush challenge

For those of you who have one of these toothbrushes, you'll know that the proportions are all wrong, but then that's drawing for you. If you prefer black and white mouse over.


Anonymous lorigrace said...

Wonderful use of lines for shading! I like the color version better. Actually I think drawings where the proportions are less than perfect are more interesting to the eye.

3/14/2006 12:03 PM  
Blogger Andreia said...

I love the fact you respect the scene and aren't tempted to place the objects in question in the middle of an illo. It makes all your illos very sincere and i think they are better for it! Very very good. :)

3/14/2006 12:21 PM  
Blogger Sioux said...

That is very good. I really like the glass. Wish I could give the impression on liquid in a glass better. Great job.

3/14/2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger artfan said...

I really like the sense of light that you created in your drawing. Between the shading and beause the paper has a creamy color, everything on the table looks like it was lit by the lamp. Jean

3/14/2006 2:22 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Julie, I have one of those toothbrushes. Very good job. You did not stop with the toothbrush. I like the way you handled the shading in the background

3/14/2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger Brightside said...

Lovely- I particualrly like the glass!

3/14/2006 4:54 PM  
Blogger Thermion7 said...

Wonderful drawing! The refraction of the water in the drinking glass is great!

3/14/2006 5:14 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

lorigrace, I agree, without flaws it just ends up being photo realism and then you might as well have photography.
Andreia thanks, like the new blog - thought I might give it a plug with my illustration friday post.
Sioux I think the trick with all these odd things like refraction and reflection is to try and draw what you actually see rather than what you think it should look like.
Jean, marilyn, brightside and ken thanks for visiting and all your praise.

3/14/2006 10:09 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Julie -- this is great! In fact, all in all you outdid yourself this time!

3/14/2006 10:26 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Come on, Julie! Haven't you discovered battery operated toothbrushes, yet?
Love the detail!

3/15/2006 12:00 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

So do you swallow the toothpaste then? - A delightfully chatty drawing - thank you. And no, we don't have lovely red telephone boxez in Oz - my memory paintings are based on a St Andrews (Fife) childhood. Alison in Canberra

3/15/2006 1:21 AM  
Blogger lauren said...

I love this one! great use of lines for shadows and depth.
*Lauren in Tokyo

3/15/2006 2:43 AM  
Blogger Rachel Murphree said...

great catching of the light, love the detail and the explanations, and the mouseover going to BW is really a cool idea...

3/15/2006 4:07 AM  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

I love this!!! so detailed
Great work!

3/15/2006 4:50 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thanks Linda, been looking at your archives to get some ideas for which watercolours to order.
Cream - I'm too mean to fork out for batteries. The money saved will go towards a bathroom makeover and this time there will be sockets for the toothbrushes.
Alison, no it just need to re-charge in my bedroom.
Lauren you're obviously a girl who things you can never have too many blogs
Thanks Rachel and anastasia

3/15/2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Cin said...

wonderful Julie, I love this as a journal entry, great composition across the two pages, terrific drawing and color

3/20/2006 5:07 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Really appreciate your kind words Cin.

3/20/2006 10:35 PM  
Blogger "Maggie" said...

Beautiful, love this! Everything about it works, and the colors are perfect!

3/25/2006 3:09 AM  

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