Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Work has been crazy busy lately (have I mentioned how much I hate being stuck behind a desk all day??) and I'm moving in two weeks so the packing has begun!  All this has led to very little painting time!  :(  The current painting project is for my first joint giveaway with Adam at http://roofbeamreader.wordpress.com/, but I don't think it'll be ready for another week or so.  I don't want to go too long without updating this, so here are a few pencil/charcoal sketches done recently. 

 I may turn this elephant one into a painting at some point.
 My dad made these candles for me and I thought it'd be fun to give the shapes/colors a try.
The fist doesn't look too bad, but I struggled with the open hand.  I kept referencing it at a slightly different angle lol.  The thumb in particular is goofy.  Well, they say hands and feet are a couple of the hardest things to draw!


  1. Wow, they're all beautiful Shannon! :D

  2. Your drawings are beautiful! I also have a weakness for the elephant .... Good move.

  3. The hands are really good - those are tough. I can't draw anyway, but hands were always more difficult than anything for some reason.

    Also - www.roofbeamreader.net is the URL. ;) Can't wait for the giveaway!