Thursday, March 15, 2007

Challenge 109 - clock


Got the perspective wrong on this one. I was drawing the clock on an angle and yet I drew the bottom as a straight line which I shouldn't have. I love learning from my work and progress.
This clock was a retirement present for my grand father when he left work. There is a little plaque on the front that was polished so much by my grandmother the writing has worn down. The clock has traveled from my grand mothers in England to my mothers in Australia and then she gave it to me. My mum gave me a letter with the clock with the history of the clock on it. It is a lovely story of it's journey which I will pass on in the future.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

12 comments:

paulien said...

Well, I don't know about perspective but I love the colour and how the numbers and "arms" of the clock turned out. (don't know the right English word for them). And very nice story.

Virginia said...

In spite of the wonky perspective, it's a charming drawing. Your observation about learning from it is right on the mark. Good work.

Sandy said...

This clock is charming, I like the cute perspective and the face is perfect.

Anonymous said...

I agree with virginia and sandy, your clock *is* charming.

:) Silvia

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Very nice! Looks like the clock I have that's been in my family for generations. Nice! :)

Teri C said...

I love the memories that come with the clock. I am anxious to hear all about. It looks so wonderful! I have problems with leaning things also, as do many of us.

'Talk' to you soon.

phthaloblu said...

This is a wonderful drawing, wonkiness and all. Your attitude is right on, though, about learning. Everything is a chance to learn. Thanks for sharing your story, too.

Sydney Harper said...

This is a nice drawing. My view on sketches is that they don't have to be perfect. They're just trying to capture the character of the object or scene, and you've done that. Plus it gets better with practice

Anonymous said...

Susan, I really like the story of your clock, and I think you've done nice job sketching it. It may not be perfect, but that's what make a sketch interesting and personal - otherwise we'd just take photographs!
Casey

Anonymous said...

How many of those type of clocks are out there? There's one in my family that is identical except for using numbers instead of Roman numerals. I know what you mean about learning from your sketches, I think that's the bit that stops me from trying, it's too much like hard work.

Keep them coming though.

love,
Rosemary

Digitalesse said...

Lovely old clock. We had a clock like this at home and when I was a little girl I thought it was so old fashioned! It was a wedding present to my parents from my grandad, and if we set it to chime, it would play the sounds of Big Ben. My sister has the clock in her house.

Alison said...

Isn't it great how ,despite the wonkiness, it still says everything you need it to say - a lovely sense of history.