Sunday, July 24, 2005

Every Day Matters Challenge #18

Draw the view from a window of your house, apartment, office, etc.

Click here for an animated play-by-play



This is another rainy-day sketch from our recent trip to the beach. I was sitting at a table that looked out over the deck, the dunes and on out to the ocean. The next set of beach houses directly to our south is what I see when I look out the window.

We have a saying at the beach: "A rainy day in Duck is better than a sunny day anywhere else." Well, OK. Maybe Aruba.

18 comments:

Kathleen Marie said...

I liked the way you framed this sketch in a rectangle. It's like a mini vintage etching. Thanks for showing your working steps. :)

wolfwoman said...

Chuck - I love rainy days at the shore. They give you a chance to really focus on painting or reading and they are a real treasure in that sense. Your sketch, and the chance to see your process, is much appreciated.

Laura said...

You are amazing. What else is there to say?

Malinda said...

WOW!!! A lovely work and the animation gives it some "edge." Bravo!

Mick said...

I don't which was more beautiful...the pencil sketch, the finished watercolor or the animation. I wonder if you'd mind my linking to your animation for an article I'd like to submit to The Drawing Club next week?
(http://www.thedrawingclub.net/)

Chuck Rose said...

Not at all Mick. Help yourself. What's the article about?

Linda said...

This is a beautiful view of the shore!

Terri said...

Chuck, thankyou for sharing your drawing process again with us. It's so helpful! The finished product is beautiful too. :o)

Big Harry H said...

HI CHUCK!.. Laura summed up my comments.

Now, about this link bum link... it looks like you have http:// twice on the link. just nip the first one off and i'll be in business.

Thank you for that by the way... I'm humbley honored.

I'm heading down to OBX this weekend... i wish you're there. Remember... next year, a few of those hours are mine!

Laura said...

Hey, you two (Chuck and Big Harry)! My family loves Ocracoke--make room for me at the OBX next year! It would be so fun to draw together!
L

bee'nme said...

Truly lovely animation of your process. I enjoyed seeing your gift play out step by step in such a beautiful way. Magnificent!

Nita said...

This animation is wonderful! Fascinating process to a beautiful product!

isay said...

great step by step animation.
it has been raining over here also.
you are truly inspiring!

Chuck Rose said...

Thanks everyone. I really ejoyed doing that. Watching the animation is helpful to me too. Sometimes, when you finish a drawing, you forget how you got to the end. So it's like a recording of the process.

Harry and Laura, as soon as I know my dates for the beach next summer, I'll let you know. A day of field sketching would be great.

Brian said...

I don't remember how I found you, but I'm glad I did. It's been a long time since I've drawn anything, but I'm getting back into it lately and seeing your work helps me make progress.

The animated step-by-step progression is particularly helpful.

Thank you for letting me see how you do it.

Sparky said...

Oddly enough, I'm heading to Duck today. Hope it rains!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I give in... can you point me to a place where I can learn to do the play-by play/animated painting tricks?
I like your houses.

Chuck Rose said...

Hey SPW,
No tricks really. I did this in Flash. I scanned my the drawing several times while doing it, imported the JPGs into flash and set up an animation. I can't go into a detail tutorial here, but I can tell you it only involved pretty basic flash skills. Nothing to fancy.