Right in Front of Me On My Desk

Coloured drawing of a desk and all the pens and books on top.

I was flicking back through my copy of Keri Smith’s How To Be An Explorer of the World the other day and not for the first time I realised that some of the explorations in there are quite good drawing prompts.

I may do a series of drawings based on these but for now I’ve done this one. Like a drawing I did last year of 8 Things Right Where I’m Sitting, I started with the first exploration and went with what’s right in front of me.

I have a tiny desk in the corner of one room in our flat, right next to a big window and this is where I do a lot of my drawing now. I suspect it might become a bit chilly in the winter though so I may retreat to the dining table if that happens.

For now, though this is an aerial view of what was on my desk yesterday. Apart from Keri Smith, I’d say this drawing was also inspired a by the work of Andrea Joseph and Tommy Kane.

If you want to see this drawing in more detail, just click on it to view a higher-res version.


10 thoughts on “Right in Front of Me On My Desk

  1. Joy @ Joyfully Green Reply

    I loved this peek inside your art space, Cathryn! I have the Explorer book, too–I got it for my kids, but I’ve found it helpful for me as well!

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      I think her ideas could be applied in all kinds of different areas, it’s a great book.

  2. Jayleen Zotti Reply

    What great detail! It’s fun to get a glimpse into others’ lives!

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Jayleen, I’m glad you like it. I enjoyed drawing it :).

  3. Tamara Epps Reply

    I really love this drawing Cathryn, it’s one of the best artwork pieces I’ve seen for a while and makes me wish I had the courage to try drawing.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thank you very much Tamara, that’s so nice of you to say that. I hope you find the courage to start drawing if it’s something you want to do.

  4. Shirley Reply

    I love the details! When I look at it I see the amount of time to draw just the collection of pencils on the lower right. Wow!

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Shirley. It did take me longer than I’d anticipated when I first sat down to start this drawing but it was fun. You kind of get lost in a drawing like this sometimes.

  5. Cathy Holtom Reply

    Great perspective , I like the idea!

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Cathy!

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