Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Is it done? Maybe?
This may be my entry to this year's CPSA show. This was my Grandfather's hand drill. He used it many years and I could almost feel the places where his fingers rested.
This drill was a pain to draw - everything had to be so precise. I don't think I could have done it, had I not taken drafting in college.
I didn't set this box on a table or add any background other than the paper color. This is fawn Stonehenge paper.
I'm never completely satisfied with any of my artwork. I always see something that needs improvement. If you're an artist, and you don't see something that needs work, then your ego may be bigger than your artwork. That's just my opinion!
However, I'm fairly satisfied with the wood grain in the box and the gear wheel. I'm still looking at it, thinking about the shadows, and highlights.
This may be the first of a series of old hand tools that have been passed down to me through the family.
In the spring and summer, I want to do flowers, so old tools may have to wait for a while.