Scavenger Hunt from Life#2 -- Nov 18 - 26, 2021


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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 list, 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.

Scavenger Hunt from Life #2 - Nov 18 - 26, 2021
sandal or shoes

made from wood
made from plastic
made from paper
made from metal
made from stone


earth tone
with texture
record events

propelled by man power
taste great
never have enough
vintage or old style
an animal or a person

Enjoy !!! Don't worry if you have no time to comment, we want to see your sketches.
Sorry ... for "record events" item; I was trying to say, "using this item to record events"...
Thanks for the new list, Ai - lots of ideas to experiment with!

#1/#2 - Blue/red. Blue mug, red square (plastic value viewer thingy). Acrylic ink, ArtGraf, oil pastels, A2.

Triss: Wow... so yummy and high energy combo of colors. A great way to start this Hunt.
I agree, also very effective combination of media. I wonder how big it is.

Really like the nature of the prompt list, it gives a lot of freedom.
I will do my best to make and post a couple the coming days.
Thanks for hosting Ai! And thanks for doing the “good turn” to my work. I did read a good post in the technical form on posting images....hopefully it will help.

really am jazzed by the digitales you and MaryK posted in the last hunt!
Ai, thanks for the new list. Great job on the pencil (looks real) and the watch!

Triss, I can just imagine all your wonderful mug sketches decorating the walls of a coffee shop.

1 - yellow gourd and delicate squash - watercolors and ink
2 - red petals on the flower
3 - dark grapes and pepper
Ai, thanks for the new list. Great job on the pencil (looks real) and the watch!

Triss, I can just imagine all your wonderful mug sketches decorating the walls of a coffee shop.

1 - yellow gourd and delicate squash - watercolors and ink
2 - red petals on the flower
3 - dark grapes and pepperView attachment 13349
Joan - lovely fruit and vegetables composition! Love it!
Triss - the red and blue jumps off the page. Loving it!

Ai, I like your red and blue, too. The watch is perfect.

Joan, oh, lovely veggies and fruit. I like the long format. Yummy colors.

Scavenger Hunt #2 - Sketch 1- “metal”. Shower caddie digital art iPhone

Triss- the colors on your blue mug and red square are sublime.

Ai- great sketches. I’m partial to the pencil because I love blue. Great work.

Joan- that could be on a thanksgiving/autumn card. Beautiful
Thanks Robin, Mary, Jo, Joan, Viv for your kind comments.
Mary: Nice shower caddie in digi.
Joan: Your sketch of the fruits+veggies+flowers arrangement are fabulous.
beautiful beginnings of the hunt, MaryKnos, Triss, Joan,
and Ai. Ai, thanks for list.

1 green,
succulent seedling, the main plant is no longer there, it could not resist but small palettes were born, so it is the drawing of a potty with terara and these green palettes.
what you see in reverse are copies from a book I bought years ago
recycled a5 rough kraft album

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#4 green -- young banana bunch and some banana leaves ... cp on wc grounded on Thai sketchbook page size 9x12 inch ... I sketch this from our car, parked outside the factory fence, where the bana trees are. The factory owner must want to use these banana bunches to test the esteem integrity of
#5 made of paper -- pizza box
#6 never have enough of ... yep... Pizza ... we just had our Friday pizza dinner... done with markers and cp
#7 made of plastic -- little white tiny table come with the pizza box aka pizza saver
#8 made of metal -- done with Pentel fude-tip calligraphy pen
#9 multicolor -- done with calligraphy pen and cp
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