Monday, May 21, 2007

What's in YOUR wallet?

I started this drawing more than a month ago, and I just couldn't bering myself to finish it. I wanted a finished drawing because at the time, others were posting finished work and I felt compelled to do the same, but what happened was I found myself bored with the subject. And because of my personal rule about finishing what I've started before going on to something else, I inadvertently paralyzed myself. I couldn't finish this one, therefore I couldn't move on. So, I decided to just not finish it and a huge burden lifted from my shoulders. Now I am free to draw what I really want to, my iris'! This isn't a very good scan. In order to make the file small enough to be manageable, I lost some detail. The original really does look pretty good.

19 comments:

Sandy said...

Great job on the wallet, it looks so lifelike !

Kunya said...

What a great texture you've got with this drawing...and also a great sense of detail

Sarah said...

this is quite some drawing - I thought it was a photo before I looked again. Incredibly detailed - challenges are great but life's too short to draw things you're not interested in. I alwys find when I force myself, I never like the result.

Serena said...

I'm glad you got around to finishing it so we can now get to see it, Sherie. Great job! I like the textural feel you've achieved too ~

Susan Hosken said...

It looks good to me unfinished. I'm glad you challenged your strict rule to finish what you have started and this time to move on.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

laserone said...

This is awesome. I clicked on the large version, the texturing is awesome. How did you do that fantastic texture? I love it.

soulcomfort said...

I kept looking at it--looks like a photograph! I can't believe the texture you got!! Was worth the wait! Awesome!
Always, Rita

clare said...

I thought the wallet was real too! Great drawing. I love your sliding gallery. Your drawings there are sensational, hope one day I can be half as good.

Anita said...

Great job, looking forawrd to your iris sketches.

Ben said...

very nice job....and thanks for no letters to comment

juj said...

The texture on this is amazing! It looks like a fabric collage - I've no idea how you did this but I am stunned.

Laura said...

Great sketch - love the texture you achieved, is that CP? Thanks for stopping by my blog and also for your kind words on my b-day sketch. (btw I tried to vote for you but it got rejected for some reason)

Emma Pod said...

Nice wallet! You even did the little lines on the money. I also like your driver's licence photo. Great job!

Sherry Thurner said...

Oh my dear, you must finish one before you go on to another? We could never be roommates! I generally have several unfinished things at once, and only work on what calls out to me. The wallet is very realistic indeed. I look forward to following your blog more closely.

Penny said...

Great job on the wallet, but now when are we going to see more?

Kate said...

When I clicked on this I couldn't believe the treads of the wallet. Has anyone else noticed the threads? That's insane. I would have driven myself crazy trying to do that. Really fantastic detailed work.

Calamity reads said...

It looks good to me. I wish i were able to draw like you. I really can't draw and wish i were able to.
Its a wonderful thing to be able to draw and you should be grateful for your wonderful skill.

I know good art when i see it and your a real artist.

Good on you.

Calamity reads said...

huh

Tracy said...

i really have to stop looking at your wonderful work and do something of my own LOL but i had to comment on this fabulous drawing. so much lovely detail - the stitching for heavenssake!- right down to the food lion card. just wonderful in every respect. i look forward to visiting here often