I ended up drawing several variations of the laminated wood salt and pepper shakers.
When I travel, I bring my favorite trumpet part, “T2P2”, with me. It hung out on the table with the salt and pepper shaker, urging me to keep drawing all those laminated layers! I liked the ink bleed in the previous attempts, but it only worked well in the wider layers. The ink overpowered the color in the thinner layers. I drew this in pencil first and applied brighter colors to create a more realistic rendering of the salt shaker. I even used perspective to draw in the ovals at different intervals and diameters before indicating the lines of the thin layers. Whew…. I haven’t done that in a long time.
Sketchbook drawing/painting: drawn first with pencil followed by watercolor washes.