Thursday, September 1, 2011

EDM Challenge #52 ~ Draw a dog

The actual lyrics have a lot more meaning than they appear to, but for this drawing they are more simple and straightforward. I am not happy with the folds in the pants, but I decided to just move on.
The lyrics are from "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall".

Friday, August 12, 2011

EDM Challenge #292 ~ Draw a night scene

One of my favorite lines. I have had a picture stuck in my head about this one for decades. This one isn't as good as the one in my head but it's close!
The lyrics are from "Mr. Tambourine Man". If you're having a bit if trouble reading them they are "Just to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

EDM Challenge #79 ~~ Draw an ear

A song I'll bet most folks know. And surely the first one I ever heard that was written by Bob Dylan.
The lyrics are from "Blowin' in the Wind"

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

EDM Challenge #249 ~ Draw a coffee pot

Another one from the imagination. Trying to get a semi-tropical hotel feeling I guess. In any case, here he is! I have named him Henri...pronounced on-ree!
The lyrics are from "On a Night Like This"

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

EDM Challenge #30 Draw a chair

Just a plain old simple chair. I really did think about doing a fancy one...still might. But I went simple on this so what can I say? I always liked drawings that show that black showing around each item. So that's what I did. Now you may ask why that type of chair is sitting on sand. Good question. I have no idea! :o)
The lyrics are from the song "Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight".

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

EDM Challenge #86 Draw a sign

I couldn't decide whether to do a sign or a bottle of water (challenge 297) so I did both. The line around the stop sign looks pink on here. I'll have to fix that in the book.
The lyrics are from the song "Mozambique"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

EDM Challenge #299 Draw a table

Again, this is from my imagination which is something I was working on avoiding. It's a bad habit I have so mostly I have not done it in this moleskine. Now I notice that I'm sliding back into that habit again. The next one will be from a reference. Honest.
The lyrics are from the song "Cat's in the Well".

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

EDM Challenge #22 Draw a piece of clothing

Well, not much to say. Completely from the imagination, but inspired by a magazine picture I saw of some children. The poses were similar but they were entirely differemt from these.
The lyrics are from the song "One of us Must Know (Sooner or Later)".

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

EDM Challenge 28 Draw an appliance

For those of you who are too young, this is a wringer washing machine. Probably from the 30s or so.
The lyrics are from the song "I Shall Be Free No.10"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

EDM Challenge 185 ~~ Draw a cat

I hope you can see this. Sometimes it's hard to see animals
when they're seen from an odd viewpoint. These are two of
my late cats. Kittyboy is the white and black one on the left.
Beany is the black one on the right. I took this picture one day,
laughing because Kittyboy hated Beany and wanted no part of him.
This never stopped Beany from trying to be Kittyboy's friend.
The day I took the picture, they were both sleeping. I came in,
Beany woke up, but clearly didn't want to move because (in my
opinion) he knew if he did Kittyboy would wake up and punch him.
So all he moved was his eyeball, to look at me. Kittyboy died
eleven years ago (13 yrs. old). Beany died three years ago
(18 yrs. old). But this picture has made me laugh for all those years.
The lyrics are from the song "Love is Just a Four Letter Word".
They're a little hard to read here, so here they are:

"Outside a rambling storefront window cats meowed till the break of day."

Monday, February 14, 2011

EDM Challenge 286 Draw a Shirt

This scanned a teeny bit crooked I think.
It looks straight in the book. Hmmm...
That's one of those old boats called a Sampan
that he's building just in case you were wondering.
The lyrics are from the song "Union Sundown"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

EDM Challenge #239 Draw something that scares you

I never do this. NEVER. But there I was in the doctor's office.
And there IT was. All I had was my paint marker. And a pencil.
So I did it. I colored it in later.
And yes, it was a weird scale...not symmetrical. But then neither am I. :o)
The lyrics are from the song "Jet Pilot"

Monday, January 31, 2011

EDM Challenge #136 Draw a living thing

This is a Mongolian horse. They have short legs and are kind
of stocky. They sometimes have fancy embroidered saddles.
The lyrics are from the song "Isis".

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

EDM Challenge # 176 Draw Something Summer

Ten months. TEN months since I've been here. But I'm working on a couple of things. I am a bit rusty. But here is my first go after all this time.
The lyrics are from the song "Sara". They're a little hard to read.
They are:
I can still see them playing with their pails in the sand.
They run to the water, their buckets to fill.
I can still see the shells falling out of their hands,
As they follow each other in back of the hill.

Monday, March 29, 2010

EDM Challenge #76 Draw some flowers

Okay, yes, I'm addicted to dark backgrounds. Next drawing I'm going
to try to not use one. This one is actually dark brown, not black. And
the flowers are small. The text is scanning kind of bad, kind of hard to
read. It says, "Suddenly I turned around and she was standing there,
with silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair."
It's from the song "Shelter from the Storm"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

EDM Challenge #260 Draw a filled suitcase

I had wanted to do a vintage suitcase for a long time and
just hoped someone would put it on the list of challenges.
I wanted to put a dog on top of the suitcase. But since it said a
"filled suitcase" I just put him inside of it.
The lyrics are from "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You"

Monday, February 22, 2010

EDM Challenge #7 Draw a bottle

Okay well, kind of simple. Not a lot to say, just a few simple bottles. Oh and the moleskine started to split. That's why the big black line is in the center. I'll fix it.
The lyrics are from "Restless Farewell"

Sunday, January 24, 2010

EDM Challenge #8~~ Draw jewelry

Painting silver might be easier. I've never tried
it before. This was colored pencils and some paint.
The lyrics are from "Isis". I had hoped to get these
lines in, but it was too much: "I was thinking about
turquoise, I was thinking about gold. I was thinking
about diamonds and the world's biggest necklace."
I will probably work on the lettering later. Maybe.

Monday, January 18, 2010

EDM Challenge #43 Draw something china or ceramic

Okay, here's the story. This was the first song I ever heard
that made me realize that songs could actually be about
real things. Even tragic things. This is in some ways my
favorite song for that reason. My best friend in high school
had been given several Bob Dylan albums because she was
such a fan of "Like a Rolling Stone". She didn't like any of
the albums because they weren't the rock style he was playing then...
they were older albums. She gave them to me. I can still remember
sitting on my bed listening to this song and being dumbfounded
by the story it told. The innocence of youth.
The song is "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" which is the
true story of a Haitian woman's murder. If you'd like to read the
And speaking of Haitians, you can donate easily to the Haitians now
by texting the word HAITI to 20222 and $10.00 will be billed to
your phone bill and sent to the relief fund. This is the Clinton
Foundation. He is special envoy to Haiti. Please excuse me if you
already knew this.
As to the drawing...can't get it to scan right but I'm posting it anyway.
It's showing things that aren't there.
C'est la vie!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

EDM Challenge #140 Draw an envelope

I'm in an artistic funk. This one has been hanging around
for a while. I decided something is better than nothing,
even if I'm not totally happy with it. So here it is.
The lyrics are from "Boots of Spanish Leather".

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

EDM Challenge #163 Draw a deck of cards

I just am squeaking by on this one.
Not whole deck of cards, but just a drawing of two cards.
The lyrics are from "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts".

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

EDM Challenge #93 Draw an egg carton, with or without eggs

Real Ukrainian egg dyers may poo poo this, and probably
rightfully so. They are absolute geniuses. But this was
fun. Not as meticulous as their work, but fun. The egg
carton lacks a lot in personality too, but hey! What can I say?
The lyrics are from the song "Highlands"

Friday, November 13, 2009

EDM Challenge #118 Draw some hair

This actually needs some touching up, so I may replace the image
after I've done that. But I want to post it today because I might
wind up putting it off way too long and I'm trying to stay active.
Also, I used a line from a song I have already used, which I hadn't
planned on doing. But I thought of another image I want to use for
the song I first thought of, and so I chose to use this one. I'll do the
other one later.
The lyrics are from "Tangled up in Blue"

Friday, October 30, 2009

EDM Challenge #38 Draw something related to Halloween

This one was done really quickly, just for the heck of it.
No great work, maybe not even good, but just in time for Halloween.
The lyrics are from "Changing of the Guards"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

EDM Challenge #125 Draw a bird

My son thought this one should say "When your rooster crows
at the BEAK of dawn" which I thought was pretty funny, but decided
against. I may one day do a series of drawings with plays on words
like that but not this time.
The lyrics are from "Don't Think Twice, it's All Right".

Monday, October 19, 2009

EDM Challenge #235 Draw a butterfly

Well it started out good, I think. I thought it would fun to
do a play on words and draw Madame Butterfly instead of a
real butterfly. It came out too cutesy. And then...and this is
the big one...I forgot to allow for the handle of the umbrella.
What's it doing, coming out of her head? Sheesh! I should
have done it more like the Japanese woodcuts. In any case,
here she is.
The lyric is from "Tight Connection to my Heart"

Friday, October 9, 2009

EDM Challenge #4 Draw a cup

Honest to Pete this looks better in person. Anyway,
the cat was supposed to be black, but I kind of liked
the sketchy look he had as I was working on him so
I stopped.
The lyrics are from "One More Cup of Coffee"

Friday, October 2, 2009

Challenge #58 Draw a hat

Thought about doing a fancy hat with flowers and such.
Might still do it another time. But this time it's simpler.
The lyric is from "Black Diamond Bay".

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Challenge #184 Draw a bench

Again with the lettering. I seem to do fine when I'm practicing,
but then I tighten up and blow it on the page. Ah well, back to the practice pads.
The lyric for this drawing is from the song "North Country Blues"

Friday, September 18, 2009

Challenge #10 Draw a hand

Not a great drawing of hands, but this is my favorite Dylan lyric
so I'm posting it anyway. It's from the song "What Good Am I?"

Friday, September 11, 2009

Challenge #33 Draw an eye

I'm not so happy with this one. I think I like
the drawing okay, but the lettering is ba-ad!
Ah well...I'll do better next time.
The lyrics are from "Dark Eyes"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Challenge #1 Draw a shoe

This lyric is from the song "Tangled Up in Blue"

Okay, it's a little different than the others.
I am trying to use a variety of styles...can't learn if I stay in a rut!

Friday, September 4, 2009