Sunday, December 15, 2013

Figure Drawings

Over the past few weeks we've been working on figure drawings and drawing different body shapes/positions. When drawing figures proportion is really important, because everything would look weird if we had like one arm bigger than the other or one foot that's smaller. Since the drawings are 2D shading is really important to give the feeling that's it's really 3D and that it has volume. Before we started this we did a lot of gesture drawings and times drawings... I didn't really like them because I can be a perfectionist and want to add all the little details, even if I didn't like it they really helped working on basic positions and body shapes. I personally can't stand working with charcoal so I did this drawing in pencil so I could get more details into the final project. Overall I think it turned out pretty good. 

Look At That Animal Move

For this project we each got to pick an animal and draw it in motion. I choose a snow leopard, one of my favorite animals. We all had to use the Prismcolors which ended up working really well for the project. The Prisms blend really well together making it look more realistic. To show movement you really had to pay attention to the direction of the fur. Before we started this project we did a lot of sketches to practice what the animal looked like and how to draw the different furs and textures. This really helped me improve on making it look more realistic. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Oh The Place We Shall Go

Everyone has a list of place that they want to visit and usually one of those places is the Hollywood sign in LA. So for this project I decided to draw the Holloywood sign. One of my favorite medias to use is pen and ink... I feel like you can accomplish so much with not a lot of material. And using the watercolors with the pen and ink really added a lot to the overall piece. I felt like if you painted the sky a light blue it would draw your eye up and take away from all ink, making it feel brighter and less dark. Overall I really enjoyed the project and feel like it turned out really well!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Point of View

Every student knows what this looks like, doing homework, studying, or just drawing for fun. I came up with this idea while working on homework one weekend and felt like it would make an amazing drawing. I made it look like your on the same level as the desk because after working for a long time I feel like just laying my head down on the desk and take a break and most students can relate to that. At first I wasn't going to add the wood but in the end I felt like it would add so much more to the piece overall. All and all I feel like this turned out really well! 

Paper Bag

So the above piece is a paper bag that I did with charcoal pencil. I think that using the charcoal help show deeper values within the bag, making it look more realistic. But personally I don't like using the charcoal because it gets everywhere and as your working it smears over parts that you've already done. Overall I think the bag looks pretty good.