Sunday, January 4, 2009

Everyday Matters Challenge #193: Draw a Close-up Part of Something (the inside of a TV)


Several months ago, my wife and I were sitting in the kitchen getting ready for dinner. It was raining pretty hard. A bolt of lightning hit something right outside our house. The bowl of peanuts I was so calmly eating flew into the air as I involuntarily catapulted out of my chair.
After we got over the shock (and relief that our house wasn't on fire), we assessed the actual damage. Among the casualties was this small TV.

I took the back of it off hoping to see something obvious to fix, but there was nothing. After it sat around for awhile, I got intrigued by all the spots of color and form, so...I pulled one last picture from this dead TV before it was taken to the recycling center.

12 comments:

winna said...

This is incredible and reminds me of a set for a James Bond movie or Star Wars---you did a fantastic job---I love that you saw the awesomeness in the first place!

Ann said...

Or that movie, Brazil, with all the mechanical stuff everywhere. Great drawing!

bubblemunch said...

Blimey!! That's detailed. Must have taken the whole month just for that!

Sharon said...

Glad you and your wife survived. I can't believe you painted this amount of detail! It's quite interesting to look at.

Gillian said...

Happy New year, Rock - and thanks for visiting and telling me your Woolworths memories.
I see you've been busy. You must be a masochist to have drawn such a complex close-up, but it's brilliant. I'm glad you are ok after your fright. x

Glitz Ink said...

this is so fantastic...i love the colors, so i may have to check out those tombow watercolor brushes you mentioned...

Sherry said...

Whoa! That's quite a story, and a really intricate sketch as well. Sorry about the casualty.

Robyn said...

Beautiful drawing and touches of colour. I loved the tool bag as well. Actually, there is a lovely body of work here. How nice to discover your blog.

Lightning regularly knocks out the phones and electronic equipment in the Tuscan countryside.

caseytoussaint said...

Nice work! I would never have had the patience to draw all that detail.

Sarah Ketelaars said...

What a great drawing - love the detail and the colours. And such a dramatic story, it sounds terrifying. I'm glad something positive came out of it...

suzanne cabrera said...

This is terrific! The detailing reminds me of David Macaulay.

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