I have no idea why I’m putting this up here, instead of doing another drawing… well, yes, I do. I was reviewing older works – in preparation to create a new one – and this picture caught my eye.
Backstory: After Christmas dinner, I loaned my iPad to my hubby’s uncle and he spent ages drawing my mostly empty glass of Pepsi. He’s an artist – and a retired art teacher – and what he did with Brushes blew my socks off. (Even though I had to continually tell him how to work the app.) Everything I would have considered a horrible mistake – undo! undo! – he left in. And wow. I’m totally not posting his work here, uh-uh, no way. My ego is too fra-gee-lay.
Instead, here’s my attempt to follow his lead. I’m intrigued (in retrospect) by my own effort here. I started with the scissors, and it shows. They look terrible, complete shite. The rectangle thingie is a lighter a friend brought me from Russia. It has a famous bridge on it – not sure where, as I can’t read Cyrillic. That was second. It just kind of sits there, a boring mark on the canvas.
But the last thing I smeared on the page, as I was getting steadily happier and drunker, was my nasty ashtray. And I love how it turned out! I almost cropped the pic and just posted the ashtray part. But a lot of you have come along with me on my art adventure and I felt I would be cheating if I didn’t share the whole picture, warts and all.
how fun to be experimenting! thanks for sharing!
Thanks, dear! I might give it another go with better subject matter, since Socks is off house-hunting tonight so I’m ‘on me own tod’ tonight. Are you at work? If not, iDJ is live on the air right now! radio23.org channel A 🙂
Lovely art work but the subject matter suggests YOU ARE STILL SMOKING CIGARETTES! Stop immediately! Save your damn life, girl…you’re worth it! Jesus Christ on a bike! STOP!!!
Mike; I understand you might actually care if I, a total stranger, smokes or not. But I do not care to be lectured by a total stranger. Surely you know by now I’m not listening? *puff, exhale* I appreciate your concern, but your next comment about my schmokin’ goes in the bin.
The crop sounds good. That works great with the angles and all
well i think it all looks amazing! and if you took a picture of the lighter, i’d be happy to try and make out what the writing says.
I could type it- like a bad screen captcha: CAHKT-nETEP6yPr. It’s probably the name of the place?
it’s saint petersburg. 🙂 nice typing. LOL
Smoke…you left off the smoke from the cig. Like a good cup of coffee, it needs smoke…… does coffee smoke? Hmmmm
It wasn’t lit! I tried to fake it, but it looked bad.
This actually looks pretty good!
Thanks – I was surprised too, when I saw it again after a few weeks!
The ashtray looks great. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
I look forward to getting a chance to do some more 🙂 This was such a new concept for me. I learned I can do sloppy and it actually works.. Whoa!