Sunday, November 27, 2016

jpg. #6 Leftovers

For this jpg. challenge, we had to post five or more pictures of our interpretation of "leftovers". For me, I took some things that I've started and haven't finished, or some things that I started and quit or "left behind".

I have many drawings that I've started but not finished, or decided that I don't like, so I consider them "leftovers".

I took ice skating lessons for several years, but then stopped, even though I still like to skate.

These are several books that I found stored away in my closet, that I have started reading but haven't yet finished.

I have many old notebooks that I began writing in, but haven't filled up, I don't usually write in them anymore and they can be considered leftover.

This is my piano. I took piano lessons most of elementary school and middle school, but I stopped and now take guitar, so it is kind of "leftover" since I don't practice as much.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Into the Night- Charcoal Version

For this work I took a picture I had taken of my street late at night, and used charcoal to make it into a drawing. When I go for a walk at night, these shadows and lights are what I see. I tried to show contrast between light and dark, and I also tried to create different textures and values throughout my drawing.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Carry-Out Charcoal Drawing

For this studio assignment we had to draw a Carry-Out carton with chopsticks out of charcoal. My goals and intentions were to make certain values pop out and create a realistic drawing. I accomplished this by experimenting with different shades and different types of charcoal, and by outlining parts of the carton differently. My painting is about dramatic shadows, smoothness, and the contrast between lights and darks. The most difficult challenge I had to face was creating the correct proportions and drawing the chopsticks correctly; and I met that challenge by trying different ways to draw them, and by cropping my composition. My drawing really works on the inside of the carry-out carton. Some things I have learned that I can bring into my next drawing were using new types of charcoal and blending techniques, such as using my eraser. Another person I can name in the class would be Lauren because her drawing was really nice, she had a different composition and a lot of depth to her drawing and she helped me with the shadows. If I had a do over, I might create a new composition and try to draw the chopsticks again. I feel best about how much I improved from my pumpkin charcoal artwork to this artwork.