Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Mystery of Mary 
8" x 10"

The isolation shown in this piece of work draws the eye toward the focal point which is the statue.  The birds help balance out both sides of this scratchboard.  This is called symmetry; this allows the viewer to look at the entire picture rather than just the center of interest.  How I did this piece was by using an exacto knife to help scrape away the black surface which reveals the white beneath.  As shown in the first photograph, I drew an outline of my picture then transferred the contour drawing to the scratchboard with white chalk.  This contour drawing gives me guidance as to where I should scratch to keep the proportions correct.  

A Shadowy Silhouette 
Drawing, Pencil
8.5" x 11"

This is also another form of isolation.  The bare background emphasizes the dark statue.  This also shows the center of interest.  Because the head is looking down, it draws the viewers eye downward also.  For this reason, I drew small trees to capture the viewers attention.  The trees slim limbs gently urge the viewer to look up towards the dark branch which brings the eye around back toward the statue.  This is called visual movement which captures the viewers eye to circle around the entire drawing.  Though there is not much excitement of the statue because of its dark shading, the branches at the top of the page show negative spaces which points toward the statue and gives it a more inviting quality.  I used in this piece, simple materials such as leaded pencils, 2B, 4B, and 6B; and a kneaded eraser that easily lifts pencil, giving it a lighter color.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

First Four Concentrations

16" x 12''

15.5'' x 12''

10'' x 13''

10'' x 9''

A concentration is a collage of pieces of art based off of a specific topic.  My concentration is based on cemetery statues.  I chose this specific topic because I like the different positions of the statues and the emotion they show in their faces.  

Friday, October 28, 2011

3rd Piece of Summer Art Work

With this piece of art, I had to make something ordinary and turn it in to something extraordinary.  I used a piece of jewelry and put it in an unfamiliar place.  This causes it to be interesting.  The converting lines point toward the ashtray which show the focal point of the drawing.  The hard part was the ashes. 

2nd Piece of Art Work

For this piece of art, I had to draw a corner of a room.  The medium I used was pencil.  I did this piece of art work by using different values of pencil and a blending stump.  The blending stump helps blend the different values of pencil into a smooth texture.  One part that I really enjoyed drawing was the table details.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Summer Art Work

For my first assignment as shown below, I chose to draw, in color pencil, glass bottles.  I chose these particular bottles because of the interesting and unique coloring and details.  I placed the cloth in these particular ways to show converting lines that draws your eye towards the bottles. Certain areas that were difficult for me was the small pitcher in the background with the blue overlapping lines.  The lines were hard to match and the shading was very difficult.  
This piece took a long time to complete but overall was a fun piece of work to draw.