Several more pieces have been completed and the fun continues. I continue to like what is coming from my fingers and press my fellow students to look with a critical eye and offer suggestions for improvement. The other students have produced some excellent work! I only wish I had their work to share with you. For people who have never drawn in their lives, what they have drawn is unbelievable.
Our homework was to “draw a landscape” so I drew our backyard. I thought the trees look a little too “flame like” but the professor said she liked the “feel of the movement suggesting wind”. Whatever. LOL!
This is a landscape from the back of the college. The thing in the middle that looks like a door is a black sheet metal sculpture. It was sunset. I particularly like this one but not as much as the first landscape I did. I need to work on my patience while drawing. The strokes in this picture show my impatience.
This homework assignment was using graphite, draw a still life from three different perspectives. I used numbered pencils HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 6B, and a charcoal pencil. The higher the number, the softer the lead. Top left arrangement was drawn first (09-16-08) while seated on a couch. Top right arrangement was drawn second (09-17-08) while seated on a couch. The bottom arrangement was drawn third (09-18-08) seated on the floor and up close to the objects. These thumbnail sketches “feel” good to me. I like their arrangements. I feel that I captured the shadowing pretty well. I like drawing with pencil much better than charcoal. I also like the smaller size. It feels like less pressure to fill a smaller area with something than an 18 x 20 sheet of white paper. The latter is a lot of ground to cover!