Sunday, February 13, 2011

Opposites




Opposites happen to be the Sketch Book Challenge theme for February. I may not be able to think up a good opposite composition on my own, but I know one when I see it!

Being a slave to Netflix is paying off. My sketch is from the movie Feed the Fish. First off, we have dark and light colors-- opposites. The scene is a truck parked at a drive- in -movie theater in the dead of winter. That's snow on the ground folks. Winter, drive-in -movie theater--opposites!

I used Caran d'Ache, water soluble wax pastels.

Maybe I'll stick with movies for these challenges.

Here is a photo of my TV screen with the scene paused.




It was a very good movie by the way.





7 comments:

  1. Great idea! Love the scene. And I know you have the snow. Xox corrine

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  2. Your scene is better than the movie's , kind of dreamy. Do some word stuff, maping (not that i ever do!) rough smooth, tall short, obvious stuff but it may trigger something. one of my favorite words from college is chirascuro except that's not how you spell it I can't find an Italian dictionary! - light & dark which is just what you've got.

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  3. great job, Jill! I haven't played with water soluable pastels yet, but I lov emy water soluable crayons.

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  4. Good image choice for opposites! It makes me want to bundle up and go to a drive-in. I haven't been to one in years.

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  5. I have always loved that darker blue with black. It seems so mysterious! Very nice replica- great detail on the truck!

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  6. Made me think about the blond who froze to death at the movies. She was watching "Closed for the Winter."

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  7. This is an iconic image. My good friends owned a drive-in and they would have loved this. You are always full of surprises. I hope you had a great Feb.14th too! xo

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