Thursday, May 3, 2012

What's in My Sketchbook?

Finally wind down from the iPad fever (a bit) and reckon I'd better get back to my sketch book page...

Since I haven't sketched or painted for a while, I had problem of coming up with interesting subjects for the sketch book page.

As I sat in front of the blank page feeling frustrated,  I saw something glittering in my paint box.  There I discovered some long forgotten tubes of silver and gold acrylic paints.  I remembered the excitement when I bought them a year ago, but some how I never got around to use them.

To test run the metallic paints, I decided to create some imaginary skeleton keys.  I imagined them as objects from a mysterious world.  They are used to find and unlock things which are long gone.


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The sketch is also for Paint Party Friday - hosted by Eva and Kristin.  All are welcomed!  Do join in to share and support each other!

Cheers and have great weekend! xxoo

(P.S. To ensure I'm on time for PPF, I'm posting this a day earlier.)


31 comments:

Lynn said...

Your paper looks like cloth to me...I like it. HPPF to you a day early! ;-))

Netty said...

Terrific page and fab design. Happy PPF, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

I love old keys. Can't find them these days though. Even at grandmas all locks were changed. :)Great watercolor sketches!

Susan said...

Lovely old keys! Great idea. Happy PPF

Debbie said...

I love your delicate drawings and watercolors. Inspiration is all around us, just waiting for us to find it, isn't it?

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Your keys are lovely. And yes, metalic paint can bring illuminosity to our creative spirit. Well done. Happy PPF

Carolyn Dube said...

This sketch is fantastic! I am a huge fan of keys and that you used a supply you have forgotten about makes it even better. I have 1 or 2 (okay, more) supplies like that so I feel great joy when I get around to using one.

Giggles said...

These turned out so well!! I rarely got for my silver or gold either...You inspired me!!

Hugs Giggles

Molly said...

i love your sketch of the keys. there's something so magical about keys-- especially antique keys... so much prettier than the hardware store keys of today.

i'm working on my second iPad and i still struggle with the fact that i can't seem to upload anything to my blog directly from the iPad. if you get it figured out, let me know!

Kristin said...

I agree! It looks like cloth! Maybe that is all the shading? Your work is just beautiful - and I love this concept. Wonderful, xo

Tammie Lee said...

this is wonderful!
I also thought this was cloth!

Pointy Pix said...

this is lovely -I love old fashioned keys - so much prettier than the functional ones we have nowadays!

kristin maynes said...

Very well done! I love old keys and your art captured them very well. Happy PPF!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the old skeleton keys ~ very creative and unique journal page ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

La Abela said...

Your so creative and meticulous, work is great.

Sunshineshelle said...

Beautiful - you've captured the unique style of the keys & love the word additions!

Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

Great idea! I love your keys and their names...now to come up with a story to go with them

Anne said...

Lovely image, really nice concept! Love your cool style!

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Lovely page!

miriam miller said...

this would be a great journal page-I love old keys!

Fallingladies said...

I love old keys as well, great page... I wish i had advice for you on the ipad, i use mine for posts easily but actually i have the ipad2, maybe that is the difference. I had trouble gettingthe pics posted but a word post was simple. My only struggle now is to post more than one pic per post, that i have to go back to my computer for, i'm sure there's a way but i haven't figured it out yet.

Elisa Choi said...

love the keys you've created. they are mysterious looking. :)

minnemie said...

There is something romantic about old keys! Maybe it is the connection ti the past? Anyway, love your accompanying notes!

Siggadisart said...

Love your drawings, your keys look beautiful.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love discovering lost items, especially art materials! I need those keys! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love discovering lost items, especially art materials! I need those keys! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Viola said...

Beautiful art work! :)

Thanks for your comment! :)

Scarlett Clay said...

Lovely design, old keys are so cool, happy to have found you fro PPF.

carlarey said...

I absolutely love your style of painting and sketching. Now you have made me want to start collecting old keys.

Jenn said...

Beautiful composition and sketches!! Now you have me wondering about all those stories behind the keys!! :)

I dabbled with gold paint the other day....loved it!!

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

I love the story behind your keys... my fantasy mind is awake now! Thank you :)