Monday, March 03, 2008

EDM # 160 Draw an award or trophy


This award was given to servicemen and women who were in theater during the Vietnam War. It was an award I received only for doing what asked of me. My job was not to go out into the field with weapon in hand, but to maintain the aircraft that provided cover and support. While drawing this I could not help but think of the 58,000 comrades who did not make it home alive.
I ran into a problem with the palette of color pencils that I have, of coming up with a brass color. I have a metallic copper that was much too dark. I tried various mixes to see if would soften to no avail. Need to work on my freehand circles as well. I've got circle templates, but I wanted to do this without the aide.

6 comments:

lyn said...

Nice job, looks brass to me. I gave some thought to those 58,000 as well......

no way said...

Drawing the circles without a template is a good idea. The more often you do it, the more comfortable you'll be. Great drawing.

Alan said...

Thanks for taking a look and the comments

Donn said...

Very nicely done, Alan. I have mine too. I worked in communications while there right next to the airfield in Saigon.

Sandy said...

Thank you for serving!! This is a wonderful tribute to your place in our history!

Quilt Knit said...

Alan: Thanks for saying Hello at EDM. It is under Rebecca's introduction. I love this challenge. I also love the fact that it is posted on My Birthday. On the day I was born, there was a Marine encounter going on in Korea. Today my eldest Killaurin serves in Mr. Grants' Army, just doing His job. (My Father was a POW-WWII). Thank-you, Alan, Care of the equipment means everything.
Alan, this is nice. Have you tried Graphitint Pencils by Derwent also the Tinted Charcoal? They help calm colors down.
Sherrie