Hunt #58 – Feb 19 – Feb 27

Joan T

Well-known member
Scavenger Hunt from Life #58: Feb 19 - Feb 27

Welcome to the Scavenger Hunts from Life.
The Hunts were started in 2006 by Jamie Williams Grossman as a way to practice with prompts. Artists have come and gone while forming some lasting friendships. We hope you will join in and tune up your sketching skills. All levels and techniques are welcome. We hope you can have some good times here. You can travel the world seeing the sketches of items at hand by the artists.

If you’ve participated in at least one Scavenger Hunt and have time to host one we would really appreciate it. You can sign up by posting your name on the current hosting schedule in the Art From Life forum here:

Here are the rules for the Hunt:
*All everyday common items on the list must be sketched from life – not imagination or photo reference.
*Each object you draw can count for only one item on the listless, no matter how many shapes/parts/colors that object contains. This was agreed on by unanimous vote among the participants.
*You may place multiple objects together in a drawing or painting, and may count these objects as separate items, but no single object can count for more than one item.
*All items posted must be numbered. Count them as you go. The first item you post will be #1 regardless of its place on the list. Do them in whatever order you wish, but count them in the order in which you sketch them, from 1 to 26.
*Do as many or as few of the items as you like. You don’t have to finish the entire list to participate. The Scavenger Hunt “week” will last for 9 days, with the next hunt starting on the 9th day.
*Please tell us your size, surface, medium, and the amount of time it took you for each sketch. We love hearing about your subjects and setups. Photos of your subjects are welcome.
*Have fun!
*** If you have some hunt sketches completed but little time to read/comment, please post your sketches anyway. Commenting is appreciated but not required!

Hunt #58 – Feb 19 – Feb 27

Has skin
Has hair
Has buttons
Has a pump spray
Has windows
In pieces
In slices
The whole thing
A landscape
A water view
Rocks or boulders
A gate
Something with a lock or a lock
Not a book but found on your bookshelf
A cutting implement
In a clear package
In a box
In a jar or bottle
Found outside
Found in the laundry
Found in the bedroom
Found in the medicine cabinet
Found right next to you
Outdoor fun
#1 near me ... a mouse done in ink
#2 on the bookshelf but not a book ... well on the left, there was a small pile of books, but on the right there are a dream catcher, a wood stick, a painting, a pair of exercise weights, and on the top of one pole was my kid's school paper craft of Xmas tree done by paper cones ... done by a 2B pencil


Good morning, everyone!

Ai, congrats on being the first to post. Glad your mouse is close by. I'm glad to see you have a variety of items on your bookshelf that have nothing to do with books. I will have to sketch mine later. I'm off to a slow start this morning. I'm tired after my day of sketching in NYC yesterday...climbed too many stairs. lol
Sylwia, I can almost hear the crunch of those crispy apples. They look great!

Brian, I see we have an apple trend here. Nicely done and that knife is a knockout!!!
Sketches first, then I'll return with comments. Ink, 5x8" page.

1. Has skin <-- apple
2. Has a pump spray <-- fantastic/windex/etc.
3. Has windows < -- neighbour's car
4. Sweet <-- raisins
5. Crunchy < -- almonds



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Joan - I wonder what the person in the red jacket is thinking about ...
Sylwia - agree with you that apples are crunchy. Lovely reds.
Brian - great idea for sweet/crispy and the cutting implement
EP, the lady in the red jacket had been sitting with a man (her hubby?). He got up and took a short walk. Maybe she was thinking now where is he? I want to go to lunch. lol Nice car windows, fruit, spray bottle and cutting implement.

4 - has a pump spray - ink
5 - found in a bottle
6 - found in a medicine cabinet
7 - found next to me

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8 - has windows - watercolors and ink

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Will come back to comment later.... Seven sketches for me. 8.5" x 11.5 " sketch pad, pen and ink, & pencil no idea how long maybe 90 minutes to 120 minutes?

1. In a Jar --- candle
2. On a book shelf --- Boston Bruins Logo
3. In a Box --- Kleenex
4. Sweet --- Whitman's Chocolates misspelled of course
5. Something crunchy ---- an apple
6. Cutting Implement
7. Found in laundry room --- sock