Friday, November 2, 2007

Cello sketch no. 1


At my drawing class this week, we brought in photographs to draw from. I drew from a photo of me playing the cello on the deck. This is the small sketch that you do before attempting the larger drawing. I didn't finish the larger drawing. So far, the larger drawing is a better drawing of me, but I am playing a sadly misshapen cello. I like the cello in this sketch though. I have a feeling it will take me a few sketches to get what I want. And I will probably put myself in a long, flowing gown, rather than in the t-shirt and jeans. The teacher wanted me to put in the deck and trees, which I hadn't intended to do. Maybe in the next version I will eliminate the railings. Or maybe the horizontal lines are good, balancing all the vertical lines. Maybe I should just draw them straighter. You can probably tell I didn't want to put them in.

For those of you clamoring for news on how NaNoWriMo is going, I wrote 4,081 words on November 1. I haven't had much time to write today, but am nearing 5,000. My goal is 2,000 a day to make the 50,000 word goal before the end of the month and/or allow for days when I have no time at all to write. It helps to compare your output with your "writing buddies." Most of my writing buddies are people who are also doing NaBloPoMo. I haven't communicated with them. I just look at their total word count, and they look at mine. My favorite buddy though is a college student I met at Drawspace, with whom I do exchange e-mail. She is a couple of hundred words ahead of me write now. It's a great motivator--seeing her word count climb!

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Hello fellow NaBloPoMo-er!

It looks like you are much more serious than you think you are! I consider myself pretty serious and I only play about 3/4 as much as you do.

I like the picures of the cello in various places...kind of like the roaming gnome. :)

See ya around!

Melissa

Maricello said...

Hi Melissa! Thanks for dropping by.

I am serious about playing the cello, just not as good as I want to be.

Thanks for noticing the roaming cellos. :-)

Have fun NaBloPoMo-ing!

Lostcheerio said...

Great job on Nano -- you are KILLING me on word count. :)

But where's your blog post from yesterday! Whine whine!

Maricello said...

Hi Lostcheerio, We've had no electric power since 2 pm on Sat. due to heavy storms. Finally fleeing the icy cold house for a warm shop, I just posted yesterday's post, and I will do today's post soon too, just in case we are still powerless when I get home.

I haven't been able to write anything on the novel, so, go ahead, catch up!