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Monday, January 28, 2008

EDM Challenge #2 - Draw a Desk Lamp

EDM Challenge #2 - Draw a Desk Lamp - 1

There are a couple of lamps in my house, and I couldn't really decide which one to sketch, so I did two of them.

The lamp in the top sketch is used to illuminate larger areas; we use it as a reading lamp for the lounge chair in the bedroom. The sketch below is the lamp on the desk in the study, and at its side are two stress-ball toys, one a smiley-face and the other sort of a bean-bag style.

I've been playing with watercolor washes on these sketches of late, and I like the effect. I may try varying the color with each EDM Challenge...

Both sketches done with a Pitt Artist's Pen & Ultramarine Blue watercolor wash in my Aquabee 808 Super Deluxe sketchbook, approx. 6" x 9".

EDM Challenge #2 - Draw a Desk Lamp - 2

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Yup the watercolour wash looks GREAT. Really enhances the drawings. I'm wondering if you prepped the page or whether you did the wash afterwards. I'm guessing afterwards.

uno said...

the design of your lamp is amazing! Keep on adding up some more. Would you like to see our site too here @ http://unolampshades.com/. we also have great designs of lampshades too. See you there :)

Steve Penberthy said...

-Wendy: Thanks for commenting. You guessed correctly, I added the wash after the sketch. Thanks for visiting!

-Uno: Thanks for dropping by! I checked out your site; looks great!

monkeyDluffy said...

Although the simple frame of this desk lamp is miles away from the complexities of modern designing, it definitely displays loads of elegance and style.
black desk lamp