Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Contour line drawing

For this project we were supposed to draw a still life of instruments without picking up our pen. This was challenging at first, but with practice it go easier. I was suprised at how much it looked like the actual instruments when I was finished, and it helped me with other contour drawings. When I made a mistake I tried to just make it look like a part of the drawing. One difficulty that I had was that when you stopped  moving the pen it bled and left big inc marks. I covered the ones I could but you can still see others, but I'm still happy with the finished drawing.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Opacity drawing

For the opacity project I drew two glass vases, one with blue pebbles , and one empty one. I started by lightly outlining the first vase, the adding pebbles. Looking back, I probably should have made the pebbles lighter so it was easier to draw in the highlights later.
Next, I drew in the next glass and added some highlights and blue accents. 
Overall I'm happy with the end result. I used a few reference pictures to create an origional piece, and it was a good learning experience using Prisma colors for the first time. 

"Wow look at that view" point of view drawing

For this project I decided to draw the bakery in downtown Apex. I decided to make it as realistic as possible, so it isn't the most origional piece, but I'm happy with the finished drawing. It was difficult to be consistent with the shading and smoothness using pencils, but the most  difficult thing to do was keeping lines straight and neat. I didn't draw the rest of the buildings around the bakery, but I like how the negative space makes it look simple and neat. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Prisma Color Candy

   To make the candy look like it was in a clear wrapper I used a white colored pencil on a black price of paper to show the highlights. I'm happy with the finished piece, but next time I would add more colors to the candy.