So, it’s back to following the #Melogallery #HomeboundSketching prompts – the subject for 20th May being “shadow”. I’ve sketched our table and chair so many times…but still find the subject interesting. The other advantage is that I don’t need to get off the couch!
Another sketch in my apartment…all seemed to be going OK until I finished and noticed that the seat of the chair on the right can’t possibly fit with its back rest! Perhaps if I cropped this out it would be better.
This little table is the nicest piece of furniture in the apartment I am staying in.. I was trying hard to get the feel of the rugged wooden surface. Maybe a bit too hard…can’t get away from this heavy style at the moment.
I sketched this while winding down in the evening, trying to summon up some energy to do some work on another project – but failing. The furniture here is that perfect dirt colour – so nondescript that you’d never know if it was dirty.
Before I drew this I checked on my progress at doing at least one sketch per day. Since I began doing this in April 2016, I should have done 1266 sketches, so I am 46 behind. Admittedly that is over three years but even so I’m going to make an effort to catch up – maybe the Inktober prompts will be a good incentive!
This is a view of my apartment done in late afternoon as the sun is low in the sky. I share my apartment with a small lizard (not a gecko) that comes out every evening and hangs around in the bedroom. One evening it was on my pillow and I must admit it made me jump when I was getting in to bed!
Here is an evening-time doodle done in the apartment I rented in Providenciales. The room is dominated by the enormous fridge.
I did this sketch for the #Kyusisketchers weekly challenge of #myfavenook. This is my work desk. It’s built into a wardrobe (the desk is a flap that folds back up to conceal it) that I designed in our bedroom – the desk seat is at the end of the bed. As our apartment is so tiny we have several space saving features like this. I forgot that I had water soluble ink in my pen …hence the faded out ink lines. Oops!
I am a bit late on posting my sketches as I have been busy visiting friends, but here is one from last week, done one evening…sitting in a different spot in my parents living room.
Here are a few peculiar things you can see outside a furniture shop (Marshbeck Interiors) opposite where my parents live. I’ve these passed several times and couldn’t resist sketching them. There is an elephant that seems to be made of driftwood and two huge chairs, one which straddles a low wall. I guess the chairs are there as a sign for the shop…as for the elephant, I am not sure!