The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.
So I spelled “bell” “Belle” (as in the Disney Princess), and I’m definitely thinking I need to spend more time with adults.
It’s the Christmas Season, and today I’m drawing a sleigh bell. This is one of three that hang in the door of my guest room, and since I was looking for something with simple lines to draw, I grabbed this. I also grabbed my OttLite. (I think I might need a trademark thingy there.) I wanted to get a definitive light source on this. (My pendant lights give me 3 shadows, and I always end up having to pick one of them.)
My drink of choice tonight is peppermint herbal tea.
This one took a while longer than I thought: about 45 minutes. Getting the shape drawn correctly took longer than I thought it would. I also struggled a bit with shading. It’s not really a sphere. It has curves but flat edges. After what I thought was my initial shading, it still looked flat instead of three dimensional. I changed my thinking and imagined how I would shade it as a sphere, and that helped. I also added more contrast, darkening the darks, which helped as well.
Here it is:
Here is the sleigh bell:
Have a great evening, everyone!