Thursday, April 24, 2008

EDM 168 - Draw your daily newspaper


This is the newspaper as it arrives at my house. Half of the time, we have to search for it. I believe they stand on the sidewalk and hurl it in the general direction of the front door, with massive disregard for any green, growing things. The other half of the time, the delivery person has exercised her option to simply not bother delivering the paper at all. We and the Herald delivery complaint department are on each other's speed-dial. Since when did doing your job become optional? It's been an on-going battle this year. This particular paper brought the news (that everyone already knew) that the Calgary Flames had been drummed out of the playoffs for the third year in a row. (Tiny voice:Go, Flames, go). Maybe next year...
This is done with Staedlter pen in Moleskine sketch journal. I think that this particular paper takes pen and watercolor crayon far better than watercolor paint. I kind of like the idea of using drawing and words. Mostly I have been a painting kind of girl, for me the drawing was just the bones and structure of a painting. But I might get used to just drawing. It's a stretch for me, and the color of the paper I still find a bit odd. I found I really enjoyed reproducing the lettering of the headlines and for that the pen was surely the best choice.

8 comments:

Alan said...

Excellent choice with the pen. The drawing looks good. As for the delivery...what challenge is there in it for you if it was always right in front of your door. Just don't forget to leave a trail of bread crumbs as you go in search of the daily news.

Margaret Ann said...

Nice drawing! :)

Anetka said...

nice drawing:)
btw I am not a copy cat (see comment above:)

Ann said...

Great drawing! I like the way you composed the page too.

gabi campanario said...

you did a fabulous job, great headline lettering indeed! and i enjoyed reading the story about the delivery service. newspapers need to cover more in deph stories since the news of the day are already online, but i still like reading on the actual newsprint

Sandy said...

Great sketch, and another page down in the moleskine, I too dislike the papers color more than anything else, by the time I finished that sketchbook I was comfortable but still prefer WHITE!b but never let a sketchbook beat you, just adapt.

no way said...

Great drawing. I have newspaper delivery troubles too, so I feel your pain. And keep on going in that Moleskine-I think you'll end up liking it!

PamYla said...

lol great looking newspaper, mine is always halfway in the street and halfway in the drive, so its either wet or run over lol