Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Hammer and Nail

Every Day Matters 273 - draw a selection of tools.
I had a good look round and I found this old hammer that was inherited with the house.  It's very basic, just a lump of wood and the rusty top part held together with a nail, nothing posh here!  I've always fancied drawing some rust.  I love anything old and used,  loads more character than something new.
Sketched in pen and coloured pencil.

27 comments:

Gillian said...

Oh this really appeals to me. Not only to do I also love old and worn out things but I'm married to a woodworker whose creed in life is 'he who dies with the most tools wins'. LOL.

Fabulous!

Martine said...

Well done ! I love the blue-purple hue at the end of it !

alissa4102 said...

Beautiful - so much detail and character and RUST. This is a really back to basics toolmaking

Shirley said...

You've done a beautiful job capturing the different textures.

PAMO said...

You really captured the rust and the character of this tool. I too love old, used things- so interesting. Good work!

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

The textures and colors are wonderful.

Chrissy said...

I love both the drawing and the hammer :) beautifully conveyed

frayedattheedge said...

I love this drawing - and Malcolm could Gillian's husband a run for his money in the tool-owning competition!!

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curiouscrow said...

Lovely - really well done, and so much more interesting than a new tool.

raena said...

This hammer has so much character! Love your drawing of it!

Cathy Holtom said...

Anne - I thought about your husband too when I read Gillian's comment!
So what is the 'top' of a hammer called..head?

Janene said...

Beautifully done! Now that hammer could tell stories...

donna said...

Wonderful work.

. said...

Thats really lovely drawing (reminds me of my dads old tools, wish I had been able to bring some home... good memories though). Well done.

nanke's stuff said...

I don't know how you did it, but you managed to make a humble tool look beautiful! nancy

Alex said...

This is every mechanical engineer's favorite tool! =)
I love the way it's colored, I love the rust, I love the fine details done with pen, there's a lot of subtle brilliance in this one that makes it irresistable

freebird said...

Really nice. I think it's neat you drew something so old and forgotten.

Manikandan said...

Your hammer is very beautifully done..

Revelle said...

This is awesome! What kind of colored pencils do you use? It's really great!

rrARTz said...

amazing detail and colors!

marancat said...

A great sketch - a hammer with such character!

ffyrebird.com said...

Fantastic job! I love the colors in the wood and rusty head.

Yevgenia Watts said...

wow, what a beauty!

Dan Kent said...

Beautifully drawn and wonderfully colored! Excellent!

kazumiwannabe said...

Wow! Beautiful color/texture work! Great shadowing, too. It looks so neat and well balanced!

Mimi said...

I like your hammer too. I will be checking in from time to time. I love Sicily and I think it's great that you are immortalizing scenes with your pencils.

Mimi said...

Please forgive me if I comment twice (trying to learn this OpenID thing). I really like your blog and look forward to reading about your adventures in Sicily. I have spent a couple of weeks there and I can see you've caught the spirit of the place.

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