Wednesday, June 20, 2007

7 & 7 ?

I was inspired by Anita Davies to do a 7 day mini challenge. I think I need it. I did not participate in the EDiM challenge because I do know my limitations and I knew that 31 days would be too much of a challenge with my full schedule. But, I thought 7 days might be workable. It's summer, and even though we will be doing schoolwork straight through, there is no pressure to have anything done on time. So, in an effort to improve my time management, I have decided to do seven sketches in seven days. So, here is my first, done last night. It is my youngest son playing a favorite video game. Video games are a thorn in my side. It was my husband years ago who bought the first game system for the kids against my better wishes. If I did not nag, encourage and push, my kids would do nothing but watch tv, play video games, and chat with friends on the Freelancer forums all day. So, we have a simple kitchen timer in our house that we live by. They get 1 hour of video game play per day, and only after all schoolwork and chores are done. They also have a half hour time limit when they are on the computer, and they cannot go straight from the computer to the tv. The hope being they will get interested in something else instead of being stimulated by technology all the time. So, this was also a timed sketch for me as Dave only had about 15 minutes left on his timer when I started to sketch him. I'm happy with how it turned out. It does look like him, and if the hands hadn't been in the crease, they would have looked pretty good, too. 2B pencil in moleskine.

9 comments:

Sandy said...

This is fabulous, and in Only 15 Minutes!!! The Iris posted further down is AWESOME !! And thank you for comments on my blog And the hints on working with greens - thank you so much!

Tracy said...

15 minutes - i wish for that kind of 15 minutes. this is lovely. you can see his total concentration in that game. i remember limiting my kids and their game time. hard to do - being a parent LOL. but its worth it. my gripe now they're older is so much needs to be done on computers and with calculators and they're at a level i really can't argue anymore.
i'm looking forward to the next 6 days :-)

Jenny said...

You captured his concentration beautifully!

Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL --You make it look so simple .. but people are so much more difficult that they seem ... you did an incredible job here .. BRAVA! And congrats on your challenge!!! Keep it up!

martín said...

Hi Sherie. This sketch is great. I really like it very much.

Africantapestry said...

Great sketch..you've got his dep concentration right there! Keep going on the challenge...
Ronell

SCquiltaddict said...

Shoot i missed this one...its awesome too!

Serena said...

Great sketch! I think I need to implement similar rules with my 8 year old son when it comes to Playstation games. ;)

Kathleen said...

I love this sketch, the hatching is wonderful, and it is full of life. It's a great depiction of the concentration necessary for those awful computer games! You are blessed to have a one hour rule and it sounds like your kids abide by it, which is really good.