Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Old and well used - EDM #164


My father´s first camera. It still works, and I have tried it, even though I have to admit that I feel VERY comfortable using my digital these days...
I should really buy some film for this beauty and take her for a test run again.

The drawing turned out a bit wonky, but hey, who cares. Old cameras are beautiful even when the artist is having problems drawing ovals in perspective... I managed to smudge the paper just before I finished this piece - the 0.8 Micron pen I was using started pouring out ink all of a sudden, I never had that happen before...

This drawing is an EDM challenge; #164 Draw a camera.

12,5 x 15 cm, Micron pens on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

22 comments:

Luik Tidin''ss said...
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Shelly McC said...

Gorgeous Drawing!!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

REALLY great Nina. I agree old cameras are beautiful objects. Even though digitals are just so damn handy they do not have any of the character of the old ones. It's a bit like cars, I think. Old cars just have so much charm.

Brilliant, brilliant drawing. Yum!

Ann said...

I think it's a wonderful drawing! The smudges seem to add to the character. And such a complex object to render in ink!

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful Nina, both the camera and the sketch.
I rather like the leaks, they add to that old nostalgic feel.

SCquiltaddict said...

lovely job....great camera!

Scarlett said...

Wow, really great camara and line work.

africantapestry said...

Wonderful drawing Nina!!
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anne said...

ojojoj! vilken snygging till teckning! roligt att du letade fram en gammal kamera, jag hoppas att det är fler som tänker som du när det gäller denna utmaning. själv ska jag leta på någon av mina och försöka få fram något på papper.

ha det gott!

Chris said...

Du har ju lyckats brilliant med alla ovaler i perspektiv :) Det som är så knepigt!

Atka Kevlarsjal said...

What a nice choice for the EDM, cool camera and drawing.

Jennifer Lawson said...

The old cameras are so beautiful to look at, but they just don't fit in your pocket. Wonderful drawing of your wonderful camera.

Sandy said...

Absolutely Fantastic, everything a sketch should be.

Robyn said...

Beautiful drawing and I think the smudge contributes to the era too.

I finally made a folded sketchbook after your instructions, Nina and a number of others have followed suit. Thank you.

Dee said...

Super cool! Love this camera. Great pen work.

Laurel Neustadter said...

Wow. This is amazing. Fantastic work.

no way said...

I love this Nina, the drawing and the lines are beautiful. I like the smudges from the Mircon pen too-it works in this drawing. Great work, as always.

Bob Easton said...

Very nice! It's interesting how hatching has its own way of taking over and not letting you quit until it's satisfied.

Yes, I had a Micron "blow out" once. I don't know which of two factors were the cause. (1) It was a very cold day. (2) The pen (and I) had recently been in an airplane (altitude and pressure changes). Ink rushed out from the vents near the tip when I uncapped it.

Genine said...

this is great! I love the reflection in the lens!

Margaret Ann said...

Great vintage look...nostalgic and nice...all rolled up in one! :)

Linda said...

Great drawing Nina! I love the details!

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