Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Challenge 108 - light globe


I was going to ask EDMers if I should have redrawn the lines to make the globe more symmetrical. I have read art books that recommend redrawing the lines whereas I've just left them wrong. Symmetrical drawings are challenging.
The interesting thing about this style of globe is that here in Australia it is going to be phased out in the next 3 years and the more energy saving globes will become legally required. Imagine a whole country changing it's light globes!!!! A town here in Victoria changed their light globes as a test to see how it would go.
A couple of EDMers have drawn the more energy saving globes.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

11 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

Even if not technically perfect, this drawing is loaded with character - I like it much better than I would if it were absolutely correct.
On the other hand, it's a problem for me too, going off with a line when drawing with ink - I think the best solution is to keep going, re-trace the correct line if you want but leave the first try with confidence.

Lin said...

I so agree with Casey! It has a charm and liveliness 'fixing' will eliminate!

u l a n said...

I like it bopsy like that. I know 'bopsy' isn't really a word (is it?) but that's what I felt when I saw the bulb.

"Oooh bopsy lookin' bulb. Me like!" =)

I agree with Casey, so much character there. ;-)

SCquiltaddict said...

I like its wonkiness too....so i wouldnt change it...hard to get it Perfect with a pen...but as Casey said you just redraw the line...and leave the bloops...just saw an exhibit of old master drawings at the high in Atlanta...they redrew their lines all the time...and you could still see the original "wrong" lines

Teri C said...

I like it too!! It is quite funky. I see lots of artists doing re-drawn lines and it looks planed.

And, I have never heard it called a 'globe', the difference between here and there. Rather a charming name I must say.

mARTa said...

I agree with all. I tend to draw many of my sketches as several lines overlapping; in essence I am "finding" the line as I draw. But your globe is delightful and I wouldn't try to fix. Besides, trying to fix usually backfires and you still won't be happy with it! marta, riverside, california

Brenda Y said...

I agree with everyone else, it has character as is! Lines restated would be fine, but I'd make those lighter than the existing lines - or maybe darken the existing lines. This is a great sketch to try that out on, and if it doesn't turn out, you've already posted the one we all like anyway.

phthaloblu said...

I like it. Things don't have to be perfect all the time. Some times drawings are better when not technically right. If you want, do another, and when you need to do the symmetry part, use the upsidedown trick and draw it that way. I'm almost certain it will come out to your liking then. But, this is a good rendering and I like it. Lots of artists use this style, you are not alone.

Joanne said...

Symmetry is hard, but there's a certain charm to just letting it be the way it comes out. I like this drawing just the way it is.
--Joanne

aPugsLife said...

I saw leave it, myself. :) I'll admit I do a lot of erasing when I draw w/ pencil, but with pen, I'd rather leave the lines for character than try to correct it and make it look worse. :)

Sue said...

It's great just the way it is. Several art teachers have told me that if your goal is to have an exact replica of the item - take a photograph. It's helpful (and alleviates much frustration) to repeat this over and over and over.....