I wish I had more time on this piece. I wish I was able to do it on a bigger piece of paper and have time for detail. I was really excited to do this piece because of the sheer fabric and the dark values. I'm happy with how some of the piece looks. I think the face and the fabric looks really good together. In the original photo you could not see the colors of the lips or the nose, but I added those details in there. Working with this piece has given me a better understanding of how to draw fabric and how to make up my own folds and ruffles. My least favorite part is the hands, I never added any contrasting colors so I feel like the hands were lacking in detail and value. This piece could just be considered a practice to me, because I plan on making it bigger and better.
This project was really hard for me. I was short on time and I had no idea what to draw. A few days ago I sketched out a man with a city on his face, destroying the city on his tongue. I really like the idea for the drawing, so with nothing else in mind I did it on scratchboard. Since I'm not used to scratchboard, I took off a lot of detail I was wanting to add. I'm not really happy with this piece, I'll probably redraw the idea on something other than scratchboard. My favorite part about this piece is the clouds. It's the only thing I feel like I actually got right. Overall this piece looks lacking and messy to me. The face is horrible and the lines are scattered everywhere. I thought scratchboard would be easy since it's like pen, but its not. This piece is missing so much value. I feel like I learned something though, I'm never doing scratchboard again.
Drawing eggs was bittersweet. I've never been a fan of pastels, and I struggled with this piece. I was constantly overblending, so I would have to go back, and end up overblending again. It was a long process, but after I got the hang of things it starting to turn out nice. The shape of the eggs weren't really a problem for me, The red egg is the only problem. I drew an egg in an awkward position and I didn't really understand how the shading had worked, so I think that was my problem. The other two eggs are good though, and I feel like the shading is really strong on the green one. Pastels are hard when you want fine details. I would never use this as a medium if I didnt have to. This piece turned out looking better than I expected.
I had a hard time finding an idea for a perspective drawing. This unit mainly consisted of buildings, which I'm not very good at. I decided to focus on foreshortening, and I took a picture of myself drawing. I chose to use pen because I find it to be complex and I like to use pen. I'm really happy with how this piece turned out. I feel like my shadows could be darker, but overall it's a good piece. My biggest struggle was the size of the fingers compared to the body. I found it hard to create the foreshortening of the hand, since you couldn't see it. My favorite part of this piece is the jacket, I never really worked with fabric before so I was happy with how it turned out. I feel like the composition in this piece is very strong, since it almost takes up the whole page. I chose to do a red background to make the image pop more. I feel like this was a really good choice and it makes the piece look a bit more complex.
For this activity we were assigned to draw smarties with pastels. I really don't like drawing with pastels, but this turned out better than I expected. I drew the candies first and then added highlights of the wrapper. This piece was pretty easy. I don't like it enough to take my time but I'm happy with the outcome. My biggest struggle with the pastels was to make sure the edges stayed sharp and I didn't overblend. My only complaint is the wrapper on the bottom left corner. I feel like it looks awkward and out of place.
I had a really hard time drawing this still life. The original photo is a telephone. My main problem with this still life was the shading and making the bigger portions evenly shaded. I feel like graphite was too messy to use for this piece, and it ended up looking flat and bland. Drawing the clear plastic texture on the dial was probably my biggest challenge. I've never really had to shade something so confusing. The only thing I really like about this drawing was the center piece and the metals. I found it easier than the other stuff because it wasn't a large space and making the shadows was easier. I feel like the composition was really interesting, but I think it's hard to really tell what this drawing is unless I tell you myself.
I've always wanted to draw fabrics before, but I've never given myself the chance. I really liked using the prismacolors for this because it gave me more interest and I felt like colors would be more fun. I chose purple because I thought it was a good contrast with the red. I had a hard time getting the shape right at first, but then I just worked with how I though they looked and made up new shapes and ruffles if I messed up. The sheet looks nothing like this drawing, but I'm okay with that. I really enjoyed drawing this, even if it did make me frustrated at times. I feel like I really know how to use values and highlights for odd shapes now though.
I'm used to working with pen and pencil, but I'm not very familiar with charcoal. I realize I'm horrible with straight lines and angles, but that's probably the best rectangle I've ever drawn. I really enjoyed drawing the circle out of charcoal, I feel like it really helped me advance in my skill. There's not much to say though, I've drawn many shapes, and I added faces to kill time while others were still working.