Daily Practice - Eggs

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Daily Practice - Eggs
Strathmore Sketchbook
Do you ever ignore that little voice in the back of your head that says something like "Don't do this. You're gonna be sorry. It's not gonna turn out right"? I ignore that voice all the time. Most of the time it turns out okay. Other times it turns out great. Occasionally, it turns out just the way the voice said it was going to. Case in point - these eggs. 

These eggs were to be my daily practice. To begin with I picked up a sketchbook that would be more valuable as fire starter than as sketchbook paper. I detest the paper! Did I stop? No. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. So I was at an odd angle to the eggs and that was making the perspective extremely difficult. Did I change positions? No. Why? Dunno. I started drawing at an odd angle on the page. Why? Clueless.

By their very nature, eggs generally give artists fits. The color. The shape. They truly challenge the left brain/right brain combo because it is WHAT you see and not what you THINK you see that will allow you to draw a reasonable egg. This is true of everything you draw, but I think more obvious with eggs than a lot of other objects.

The complete sketchbook page with eggs at a tilt

If I post more of my daily practices, you'll be seeing these eggs again. I don't know how long these took start to finish because I forgot to look at the clock. They were fun, and that's the most important thing to me. Oh. As far as the pencil without an eraser? I went and got an eraser before I was five minutes into this - so much for that advice!

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