Thanks Chris for this beautiful class, and awesome opportunity. I loved seeing all your projects on the 3 different themes, all quite inspiring. And thanks also for answering my question about what object or theme to chose, because it really helped me to find what I am going to draw 100 sketches and paintings of.
After the suggestions of 'sewing materials' and 'family treasures' (and 'needle and thread' and 'spool'), I remembered I had my Grandma's Wooden Foldable Sewing Chest in a corner of the house, took it out, and opened it. My grandma was a seamstress and there are SO many spools inside, and other sewing items that I can easily sketch and/or paint.
On the picture, I laid on top of the chest my sketch book, one I got 10 years ago from my husband. Because I like to paint on loose paper, I never really used it, being too precious to 'ruin' it (lol, that is what it'd for!).
So now I started sketching and painting this chest - or parts of it - and its contents. Since I just finished a 14-day challenge, I am now going for 40 sketches or paintings, and I may continue beyond that if I still find it fun and/or beneficial after the 40th one!
ps - this is also the sewing chest where I found the small metallic medication tins that I used for mini-palettes for my body easel!
#1, the chest, closed. Used 2B charcoal and watercolors. On March 21, 2020.
#2, the chest, half open. Side view. Used permanent ink with a fountain pen and watercolors. Graphite for the shade. On March 22, 2020. I like the fountain pen a lot!
#3, half of the chest, half open, and a lot of spools. Front view. Used ink with a fountain pen and watercolors. On March 23, 2020.
#4, the spools inside one compartment of the chest. Top view. Used ink with a fountain pen and watercolors. On March 25, 2020.
#5, the needle cushion inside the lid of the chest:
#6, a spool!
#7, two pair of scissors. Using ink and watercolor as usual, but also silver gouache for a nice and shiny effect!
#8, seven buttons.
#9, a crochet needle that got lost in the sewing chest.
#10, four thimbles. I had a real hard time with the dotted pattern on them.
#11, a needle threader.
#12, a box of sewing pins. Straight lines, and then 3D, ugh. ;-)
Update Dec. 31, 2020!
#13, wooden hinges. That was fun. Played with dark red tones, came out purplish. Teal for the metallic parts, for some contrast.
#14, a knob. Playing with yellow-greenish tones. Greener is for shadow, not sure it comes out that way. The brown part has a texture to it, I tried to render it with ink dots. Original was silver, too grey-ish.
#15, ribbon. Cardboard is yellow, ribbon is purple. Played with different tones of purple, and the sandy yellow color for contrast. Original was white, too boring.
To be followed!