Sunday, February 28, 2010

oh-oh, homework rework

I saw examples of what we need to do that Jason posted today...
I did it differently...I actually did to my drapery what we were doing in class, I divided it in those rectangular kind of planes, it ended up looking like a spider web, and I didn't like that, but I thought that was what we are expected to do..

so here I am ...starting from scratch.

my charcoal pencils stopped getting along with my sharpener, and I started using knife to sharpen them. It works so much better!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Drapery Planar Analysis

So, I've just finished working on our drapery homework. I was glad I didn't have to draw my kitchen again :) Here are some pictures of my still life:

I liked arranging the drapery, I put two piles of books under it to create some shapes. Also the whole planar analysis is interesting to me, I've never done it before, and it does help me to really as Jason says "reach the objects with my eyes" and try to really feel their shape and volume. The planar analysis of the drapery was tricky, I did several sketches of different fragments of it, and whenever I tried to break it in planes, it just stopped looking like a drapery!! A lot depends on line weight and how you use it...and it takes a lot of practice to figure it out. I'm only in the process of figuring it out :)

Drawing with charcoal pencil was irritating and very messy, especially in combination with the ruler! Ruler messes up everything!!! Charcoal though messy, creates a very good effect, it's so much stronger and creates so much more contrast compared to a regular pencil. I like how it looks on paper. I had to spend quite some time to clean my drawing with an eraser. I think I'm happy with it. I don't have much surroundings, hope it's OK.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Perspective images

3 point perspective by an illustrator from San Francisco Andrew Diec:

2 point perspective by Vincent van Gogh:

1 point perspective by French impressionist Camille Pissarro:

PS: When looking, I was surprised how many artists widely used 1 point perspective, I never paid attention before! Examples of 2 and 3 point perspective were much harder to find, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if somebody in our class already used my 3 point perspective example :)