365 Days of Art: Day 168 – Drawing a Pearl Pendant

The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year. My apologies for all the drawings instead of watercolors. This week has been crazy, and I’ve got a two-week vacation starting Saturday that I have been packing for. I’ve also had lots of guests and kids over.

I finished this one early tonight while my daughter was in her bath. I have gotten to bed too late the past few nights, and I need to get to bed earlier tonight. I chose a pearl pendant.

  • I like doing watercolor pearls better than drawing them. The water definitely helps create a luster. I tried layering this one and using a kneaded eraser, but I don’t thing it worked as well as I hoped.
  • I tried adding in a shadow, but it looked really bad so I erased it. (That’s why it’s so fuzzy around the pearl.)
  • Using a tiny pearl pendant can create a problem if it’s too close to your hand. I knocked this one so many times it was hard to get it back to the original angle. So lesson learned. Keep whatever you are drawing away from your hand.

Anyway, here it is, with the pendant.

Have a great evening folks! Tomorrow is Friday!

About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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