Monday, March 31, 2014

Drawing Class Projects

We had our mid-semester review this week and had to lay out all the work we've done so far on the floor. I thought it was really fun to see everything I've learned in the last 8 weeks. I loved every minute spent with my instructor. She is such a great guide for getting me to understand a new project or material or concept.

A couple of closer-ups:

The little skeleton on the right is our most recent project. We had to create the fossilized skeleton of a mythological creature. First we had to cover the white paper completely with compressed charcoal (synthetic charcoal with pigment in it), and to get the image, we used our erasers to reductively create the image.

This was after the first night of work. You can see I hashed my skeletons together on the computer first.

And the final outcome! Something from the bat family for sure, but with no wings... hmmm... 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Atmospheric Perspective

I thought you'd enjoy this progression of the drawing I worked on for my class last week. The point of the assignment: to create the illusion of distance. We had to bring three photos with us to class: foliage of some type, a building, and and animal/vegetable/person. 

It is probably most fun if you click on photo #1 and then Blogger will show you all the photos in a row, so you can toggle back and forth to see the differences in each one. There is at least an hour of work between each of the photos here.  The fourth photo is the final (taken at night, thus the yellow coloring). 

People in my class really liked it, and the teacher put it up in the hallway's glass case!  I feel like I'm in 1st grade with an accolade like that!