Sunday, July 6, 2008

EDM Challenge #9: Organized Chaos


This is my tool bag that I use to renovate houses, some of the contents of which change weekly. Its main function is to be a 'catch-all' for the tools, etc. that invariably 'float' around the shop and the job-site(s). I don't generally carry this around...and most of the time, it stays in my truck.

I decided to include the scan of the drawing before I colored it because, well, I liked it in its black and white state, too (and once it gets color, there is no going back!). In the finished, colored version, I used Tombow markers, Pitt pen (S, #175), graphite pencil-for the preliminary sketch, and some watercolor pencils (because I like the red better, for instance.)

25 comments:

MaryO said...

I'm smiling at this one because you had mentioned before that you were going to focus on less complex subjects. But I'm glad you changed your mind, this is just plain terrific!

Rock Kyndl said...

Busted.

Kathleen said...

WOW!! I have not visited your blog before (I am new to EDM)Your drawings are incredible - I enjoy your use of color too

Genine said...

this is so cool

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh my God! This is one of the best drawings I've ver seen. Both versions. Absolutely brilliant. I'm off to Flickr to Fave it immeadiately....

Margaret Ann said...

FAB...U...LOUS!!!! :) WooHoo!

kazumiwannabe said...

Wow! It's a fantastic drawing! I love both versions, colored and black and white.

quirkyartist said...

This one is really MEMORABLE. It is fantastic.

freebird said...

So that's a guy's chaos. Guess that means I should draw the inside of my purse - Oh no! - LOL.

I like color so I like your colored version but thanks for the tip. I seem to bypass the obvious.

Teri C said...

This is just a fabulous drawing!! So glad to see you getting back in the groove!

Ann said...

Amazing drawing! I love seeing your work here, it's all quite incredible and inspiring.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wow, such a great drawing and everything labeled—amazing! I like the addition of color.

Serena said...

AWESOME!!! So much to look at and take in....very well rendered, Rock! :)

lyn said...

Very nice drawing! I wish I had all my tools in one place, you don't seem to have a vice grips in there, I use those often! You blog is great! Thanks for the comment on "grouping of 2 or more..."
Continued success!

Ryan said...

Good stuff. Such incredible detail. I actually like both versions very much.

Sharon said...

Rock, Stop by when you have a chance. I've left something for you on my blog.

A Brush with Color said...

Wow--I saw a comment you made on my blog and followed you here. Your tool bag is amazing! Such a complex subject handled beautifully. Thanks so much for visiting my blog,and I'll have to keep an eye out for your work! I'm going to go browse your blog some more! ;)

Lisalou said...

This is so over the top terrific--I just had to nominate you for an award. Participate of you like--just keep doing what you do!
Lisa

Rock Kyndl said...

I am very grateful for the recognition awards that I received lately. My blog friend-whose work I have admired since I got into this blog thing-Sharon (http://flatsoundofwoodenclogs.blogspot.com), gave me one called: "Brillante Weblog Premio 2006". I wrote the following back to her:
"I am appreciative, too. Thank-you so much.
As you may know, your site is one of my regular surfing stops; so, to be acknowledged from this artistic and articulate source is particularly gratifying. Thanks again."

Then, as you may have seen by the previous comment, I got another recognition from LisaLou (http://lisalou-graceart.blogspot.com) which was also a total surprise. I haven't written to her yet; but-in case she checks back(!), I at least want to say at this point: Many thanks, Lisa.

Gillian said...

This is eye-poppingly good. So clever to scan before colouring too. My husband's a woodworker so he'll appreciate this piece on another level. His mantra being 'he who dies with the most tools wins'.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I plan to come back here regularly for some inspiration. x

Vivienne said...

Thank you for visiting my blog,and so introducing me to yours, which is amazing. Wonderful drawings, and please come to Australia and fix my house!

Speck said...

Awesome drawing. Love the heavy black outline; really makes it pop off the page. Also love all the labels and the use of blues and purples for shading.

What, no hammer??? Or do you whack the brick chisel with the pipe wrench? (grin)

Thanks for stopping by my place today. I really appreciate it!

Col said...

A fantistic drawing, and the labeling is pretty sweet too!

dibujandoarte said...

wow! this drawing is amazing. In fact all your works I've seen are. I'm really impressed. best wishes. Martín.

BMoon said...

Love your blog, love tools. THIS IS FANTASTIC!