EDM Challenge #7: Draw a bottle, jar or tin from the kitchen

Today’s  EDM Challenge was a collaborative event. I was sitting around with Jack, my niece Morgan (who just got her Master’s degree in disability studies from Ohio State last month), and her friend Julie who was visiting from Philadelphia. I insisted that they join me in drawing a bottle of bourbon from my brother-in-law’s liquor cabinet. While I brandished my Lamy Safari, the young ‘uns selected from a jam jar full of Sharpies.

The girls grumbled a fair amount about their results but I think they’re terrific. It’s so interesting to see how different eye and fingers record the world around us.  When we were done, we drained the bottle — which made things look even more different.

EDM#7 by Jack

EDM#7 by Morgan

EDM#7 by Julie


  1. Nikira (@nikiraa)

    Very cool!

  2. dollinha

    I like them all! I love seeing the different results from different eyes and hands. I think that they area all very good.

  3. Nikita

    I like them all !!
    This Lamy Safari became more and more tempting thou…

    I find in time many talented sketchers (over the internet and in books, magazines, etc) but your drawings are as cool as your way of writing!!!Thanks for all those posts! It puts couples of smiles on my face every day.

  4. Dee

    A drawing party! Now that’s a fun idea. Invite some semi interested folks over, gift them with one of your books and pens or markers along with a sketchbook and have a sketching game! Who knows ? That might be a great way to start a local group. Yes, it seriously is fun to draw with others.

  5. Meg Fowler

    I agree with Dee … I’m getting ready to go draw with others and have some serious fun!

  6. Lynn

    If I drank while drawing that bottle someone would be drawing me under the table! ;-)
    Bravo to all the artists involved here…fun results!

  7. Elsie Hickey Wilson

    Great sketches all ’round! Oh, yes, they are young and want perfection, when perfect is really about getting it down and allowing it to live on its own! I love the freshness of the youngin’ s sketches!

  8. Barb Parker

    so cool. just calms me to think about drawing with family & friends.

  9. jane w.


  10. Line

    Hi Danny! Thank you for posting your EDM challenges. I have all of your books – even the Kindle versions of Peanut and School for Evil – all great fun! I know it is the artist not the supplies that makes the art, but I was wondering what sketchbook are you using for your challenges. Thank you in advance for your reply!

  11. Martyn Fox

    They all look like a lovely load of liquor lines. And Lynn, I did note that they were all drawn before consumption :-)

  12. Bridget Hunter

    Thankyou for the Challenge. I’m trying it too as a way of getting back into doing some observational drawing.

  13. Kaisa Mäki-Petäjä

    Way to go, Morgan! :)

    Interestingly the some of letters in your drawing seem 3D.

  14. JaneLaFazio

    what fun! drawing and drinking. two of my faves.

  15. Ralph

    Liked them all but especially Morgan’s take on the wax seal!!

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s