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
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.
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.