January 17, 2007

EDM Challenge # 102: Draw a power plug

Today I decided to do this weeks challenge in my journal. One of these plugs belong to a really cool IKEA light that sits on the counter in my kitchen. It is glass...red inside and white frosted kind of on the outside. It gives a really cool glow to the kitchen when the lights are out. The only other light that was on while I was drawing this was the light over the sink on the other side of the room. Anyway, I got these really cool shadows, I tried to add them in after the drawing - in color with pastels, but I don't think I captured it so well. (The rest of the color was added in photoshop). But at least I tried. The other plug is my cell phone charger.

We went back to school today even though like 8,000 people in Jackson still don't have power. The sun was shining bright today and at lunch, as I was driving, I couldn't help but notice the beauty of the ice on the trees. It looked like glass. And with the sunlight hitting it, it just sparkled. So buy the time I got to my other school, I had decided to take 20 minutes or so, since I had my camera with me, and capture some of the awesome effects of the ice storm in the sunlight. I was probably outside for about 25 minutes and got some really cool shots. Check them out below. What do you think? Aren't they beautiful?

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Blogger Shelly McC said...

Fantastic drawing Julie! Your photos are stunning as well!

1:24 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

Your power plug is so pretty - I love the way you managed to inject color into such a monotone subject! Love the photos as well!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

That's a great plug sketch - quite delicate - and the photos are beautiful - I wish we could have snow.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Alanna said...

Hi Julie,
I was in Michigan (southwest MI) over the Christmas holidays and I was bummed that there was NO SNOW! Looks like you guys are getting the snow that I missed out on...Tucson, Arizona is cold, but no snow. Oh well! i'm actually ready for some warmer weather at this point.
I liked your plug drawing. It really captures it..nice work.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Beautiful drawing AND photos! Everything becomes beautiful when it is covered in ice, doesn't it?

4:45 PM  
Blogger SCquiltaddict said...

Great sketch...and pictures but please keep the ice at your house...they take DAYS to turn our power back on ...brrrrr

6:11 PM  
Blogger mrana said...

Very nice drawing, I like the decorative touches and subtle colouring.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful job! The lines are terrific and I love you you captured shading with hatching and colour. Also, I love the blue at the top. Super work! Cheers! Mary Ellen

6:52 PM  
Blogger pedalpower said...

I love this...and I like that you included the shadows and wallpaper too...looks warm and homey!

9:13 PM  
Blogger inki said...

Great photos, Julie, and the plug drawing is so graceful!

8:44 AM  

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