Sunday, January 21, 2007

Challenge 101 - soap



The square soap appears on the bench in my bathroom and bubblebath photo in blog entry...January 3rd 2007. I couldn't believe how badly I did the square piece of soap. This is a wonderful reason for using pencil instead of pen because I could have rubbed it out and done it again. We have been talking about pen vs pencil in the Everyday matters yahoo group. I wasn't going to show this challenge and then I thought it's a great example of how you think something is going to be really easy and over confidence sets in.

3 comments:

Michael Emerald said...

Look at all your wonderful Challenges! They look great, Susan. I like most your portrait pictures, those little ones. Can you draw a big one? You give them such nice expressions. Thanks.

Teri C said...

Isn't it amazing how when we think something should be easy, it's not. Same thing happened to me. Good job.

Nina Johansson said...

I like these. And, sure, you mentioned a good reason to use pencil, but I love pen for the fact that if you had used pencil on this one we wouldn´t have seen your first trial on the square soap. I like the fact that the whole process gets included when you draw with a pen. Whenever you go back to look at this drawing you´ll remember exactly how you did it, why you started over on the square soap and so on. I know I love looking back on my old "mistakes", there´s always something to learn in them. And usually some fun memories too, impossible to erase! (I love pencil drawing too, so one doesn´t exclude the other. They´re just different from one another, and good for different reasons.)