Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Drapery Study with Shadows

The title is pretty self-explanitory. We were told to look at the drapery and pick out only the dark shapes. Then lightly shading in the shapes, they would come to define the forms of the faberic. This was my homework for that study, which was about 3 hours of work. I can honestly say that the "negative shapes" drawings are actually fairly fun and challenging to do. Currently still in this section of the course:

 On Monday we were practicing with different colored Carbathello pencils and negative portraits some more. This is actually a shadow portrait of me and how scary I look.

This one was of a girl called Heather who just happened to be sitting next to me in class. She has a very nice and fun face to draw, so I couldn't resist.

Self-Portrait Project

The final project for the Carbathelo section of the class and the emphasis of line quality, we were instructed to do an 8 hour self portrait of ourselves. The portrait below is actually pretty accurate to what I look like an my likeness (the eyes are slightly too close together). All I can say is that I really need a haircut.

End of February - 112a

So after we had finished up the Contour, we started to experiment with Carbathelo pencils (a pain to sharpen) and Heirarchy in line quality. Here are some Homework and In-glass models I drew:

Ani 112a

Well I finally have one night of no Homework for Ani 112a and decided it was the perfect time to post some of the work I have done for the class. It's been a really busy and hard semester so far, but also very rewarding in terms of how much I have learned. Most of the projects were done in Carbathelo pencil, pen, or charcoal on 18x24 sized paper. Here are a couple of my first projects: 

This was actually homework on the second day of class. We were instructed to draw our face, first with not looking at all (Blind Contour), then with glances (Semi-Blind). Overall, was a good practice at looking for small details, but looks very creepy. Then again, my face is very creepy to look at in real life.

 Our first homework assignment was the basically draw a self-portrait with charcoal in anyway we could. This one took me about 4hours to complete and looks somewhat like me. Some facial features and proportions are off, but the main goal of this was to basically show our teacher what skills we had coming into the class. You can see just how "good" my skills actually were.

 The final project to wrap up the Contour section of the class was an 8 hour Semi-Blind drawing of our Room. Yes my room is very small and that is the base of the bed in the foreground (many people keep asking that). It actually took me about 9 hours to complete it, but was very satisfied about the amount of detail that can be seen as well as how consistent all the line quality is. Overall it was a very fun piece to do and really captured the essence of my room and all the junk contained inside.