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Sunday, August 24, 2008

CACTUS MONDAY!!!!!

Here it is: My fabulous drawing of a Peyote Cactus! I drew it freehand from another photo in a book. That is why I shocked even my own self over it! My daughter says I used a form of shading called crosshatching...but I just kinda did it naturally...did not realize it was a REAL technique! LOLOL! This was a lot of fun...I have to admit...I am enjoying drawing more every day. Thanks for putting up with me, everybody! :) Oh...and BTW...my daugher starts DRAWING 1, in college on Wednesady night...and then she will give me classes based on what she has learned! I am so excited!

17 comments:

Tootsie said...

that sounds like fun! I will have to post the photo of the cacti...I have managed to grow from seed and keep alive for two years! I am so very proud of them...when I do ...you will be the first one I call on for an opinion...and some names for them!
you are well on your way with the drawing...it is lucky we have keyboards, or you may not even be able to read this...that is how gifted I am with pen and paper...or in this case..pencil!
I hope you are feeling much better and have a fantastic week!

Tootsie said...

OMG!!! 16 days left! you could be a granny anytime! I can hardly wait..and I am sure mommy-to-be feels the same way!

Claude said...

That's a great little drawing! Your daughters plan is to teach what she learns is good, not only will you get lessons, but it will help her to remember what the professor said.

soulbrush said...

so cute, looks like a sack of potatoes (lol). i must do more drawing too, like the results of this.happy cactus monday fellow cactuteer.

Teri C said...

Julie! this is wonderful!! And I am so thrilled you are drawing everyday-and enjoying it. It does not take long for it to become a habit. You are making great strides already. Having your daughter help and share her classes-doesn't get any better than that.

Stapeliad said...

Julie your peyote drawing ROCKS!

That's some crazy good cross-hatching going on there! ;)

My LIttle Family: said...

Her harness is a Puppia - they are very popular right now. A little spendy too. Vickie

Tootsie said...

there is an award for you from me...on my tuesday extra post on my blog....!

Aiyana said...

Great work! You don't have a specimen that you used as a model, do you?
Aiyana

Julie said...

Hey everyone...thanks for the nice comments! And, NOOOO, Aiyana...no live specimen here...ha ha ha!!! If I had one, would you like a baby??? LOL...we could have a really rockin time with that! LOLOL.

notsocrafty.com said...

Nice sketch.

Serena said...

Well, there ya go....you're a natural and you didn't even know it. Well done on your latest drawing!

Eve said...

That is a great. You shuld frame it. I love to draw. Billy is really good at it, he draws people's faces. I do still life. I belong to an online drawing place where you can get lessons for free. It is a lot of fun. Here is a link in case you would like to take a look.

Drawspace

Julie said...

Eve- thanks so much...I am gonna go check this out right away!!!

Louise said...

Hi Julie, thanks for visiting my blog! Wow, you are a great gardener and a very talented artist! I think you did a great job on this one because I cannot draw/paint at all!

Sioux said...

Love this. You did a wonderful job. I haven't gotten shading down the way I want it yet.

I have worked on mine some and will post it Monday before we leave for Alaska on Wednesday.

I have found I can post through my iphone, so I may do that!

Julie said...

Sioux...you are so totally modern posting on your iphone! How wonderful is that? Thankyou for your nice comment!