Tuesday, September 29, 2009

sketchbook assignment 3

negative space


blind contour

shadows (realistic)

I regret not adding more detail, especially to the shadows drawing (I should have added the shadows on the flat surface, what little there were) but I didn't leave enough time to do a really nice job on these drawings. The last one was drawn in the wee hours of the morning and I just couldn't go any further with it at that point.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

studio project 3

So now I know I can make a cube.

Project attempts.

Straws like these were hard to find. The fifth store I visited - a place that sells to caterers - had the perfect ones.

First version.

Second version.

I wanted the cube to look chaotic - like the sides were separating from each other and the cube was coming undone, if you will.

My concept was basically "weightlessness" or "anti-gravity."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

studio project 2

Jackie's tooth.

First try.

Second try.

Third try.

My many attempts to make the tube. I still have not made a tube I like, so this project remains in limbo.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

sketchbook assignment 2

I really am not happy with this drawing. Even with pencil, the proportions are off.
And even given a long time to draw, this is all I could get done.
Drawing people and animals is so much easier than drawing buildings.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

sketchbook assignment 1

This is my favorite object of the five I chose to draw for this assignment. It's a jester's hat I bought at a Halloween store a few years back. The second image is a blind contour drawing of the same object. I actually didn't care for any of the other drawings; this is the only one I consider decent enough to put online (well... besides the blind contour part).
Blind contour drawing is not something I enjoy doing a lot of. It can be entertaining (my friends and I would actually do something similar when we were kids), but it gets tiring because I feel that by doing it I'm not improving any skills. Of course, I'm probably wrong.
I'm still a little frustrated about drawing with pen. I took drawing lessons for years as a kid and was always taught to draw with pencil, which means sketching rough outlines before adding detail. If I can't sketch outlines or erase my mistakes, I can't get proportions right.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

studio project # 1

This is my first project for studio class. I found the two objects - a stick and an old corn cob - while walking through woods near my house. The two objects are joined by a single length of wire that runs through the corn cob and wraps around the "branch" of the stick.

The project resembles a beehive hanging from the branch of a tree. The "beehive" fits into the little nook provided by the stick, although the stick would have to be tilted a bit to the right in order for the "beehive" to run parallel to it (which is actually what I had intended it to do). The colors and textures of the two objects coordinate nicely.

Unfortunately, I had to tape the stick down in order for it to stand up.