5 Day Art Challenge – Day 5


Day 5

Day 5

I’ve received challenges from two separate great bloggers and thought, okay it’s time for me to join in the fun.  The challenges are slightly different, but my drawings will accomplish the goal for both challenges.

#1 I was tagged to do a 3-pieces of art a day for 5-days, Art Challenge, by Tim Livingston at The Forester Artist.  Tim is an incredible artist, you will enjoy what you find at his blog.  I decided to accept the challenge.

#2 Next I was tagged to participate in a 5-day B&W challenge, by posting one new B&W each day.  Sylvia of Anotherdaytoparadise. I’m accepting this challenge by combining with Tim’s 3-pieces of art a day for 5 days.  Sylvia has the most incredible photography that I think you’ll appreciate the awesome subjects she captures with her lens.

Day 5 – my three drawings today concentrated on windows.  Each piece was done in charcoal measuring 5×7.  I imposed up to a one-hour limit for each drawing in the challenge(s)  – my personal objective is to see the subject more as forms and values than anything else, so I expect perspective and technicals to be off.   Click onto the image for a larger view.

I would love to see Mark Winter at Chicane Pictures join in on the challenge, he has a great blog at Chicane Pictures.  Mark is an award-winning New Zealand cartoonist, designer and film maker.  He has a fascinating background, exceptional artistic talent and many of characters (human and otherwise) you may be very familiar with.  I really enjoy his blog and I think you will too.

Thank you for checking in ~ yeah, I made it!  I will also post a summary on Monday, the titles and a bit about each of the 15 drawings.  Click onto the drawings for a larger view.

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32 Responses to 5 Day Art Challenge – Day 5

  1. I love this one. It works really well in charcoal x

  2. Congratulations for getting through so beautifully Mary! Love your gauzy curtain fluttering.

  3. ladyfi says:

    Very nice drawings!

  4. Beautiful drawings. I really like the last one.

  5. Some interesting subjects here Mary! Love them all! The window with the breeze motion is my pick! Congratulation on your achievement, was a great challenge to follow you deserve a few days of to rest! Have a great and wonderful week!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Eva – this was a great challenge to participate in. The Summer Breeze (your pick) was a lot of fun to draw it was changed three times while drawing – finally decided on a more loose feel to the piece. Thanks again!

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    Cheers to you for confronting and meeting the challenge!!! Of the three, the far right is my favorite (for whatever reason).

  7. PJR says:

    So atmospheric and evocative – you create wonderful stories in charcoal.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you. On Monday I’ll be posting a summary and a little bit about each drawing – thanks again I’ve enjoyed reading your feedback.

  8. restlessjo says:

    Well done you, Mary! I’ve just been tagged for the B & W and am taking a deep breath before I start 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Hi Jo, thank you so much for your encouragement throughout the series! Oh with all your fantastic photographs this challenge will be awesome to witness. Have a great week and challenge!!

  9. Well done on completing the two challenges, Mary. You’ve produced some really wonderful sketches. 🙂

  10. Congrats Mary! These are all lovely drawings. Your persistence really paid off! ~Rita

    • Mary says:

      Hi Rita, thanks very much – it was a great exercise and fun to participate in. Although I didn’t realize what I was in for, still the positives out weigh all else. Thanks again ~ have a great week!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Great job Mary! Love the window with the delicate curtain blowing in the breeze. The vase is really nice. Are those barn doors? Nice textures. I knew you could do it! Yay. 😊👍

    • Mary says:

      Thanks very much for your encouragement and support – I really appreciate it! Actually they are windows of an old, old barn from where I used to live – instead of focusing on the whole, the windows was and is much of the story. Glad you enjoyed the series, thanks for your comments on each piece. Tomorrow I’ll be posting a summary of each drawing – stay tuned.

  12. Phew …that was quite a task and you managed to be on top of it too! Well done, Mary!!! 🙂 xxxx

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