Drawing Part 2

Here is the rest of the drawing projects. I think there is a clear distinction between these drawings and the others. At some point a light seemed to go off, and the understanding of depth started to solidify a little bit.

 19x 24 graphite on bristol

 Started looking at and focusing on getting the structure correct instead of value. I put some shadows in, but they are really just place holders.

19x20 Graphite on Bristol

Same thing here, less about value and more about structure. and concentrating more on line quality.

19x20 Graphite on Bristol

This was a quick sketch of the drawing room, once again the focus on getting the structure of the room and the people correct.

19x20 graphite in bristol

In this one I started to add value back into the drawings but still the main focus was structure.

Not sure why I added this detail pic in? There isn't anything really exciting going on... lol oh well. I must have thought it important while taking the pic for some reason. I guess the pillows look nice.

 Master Study: Paolo Veronese

 We were asked to pic a master study and remove all the people and focus on the structure. The weird thing about drawing just the structure of this painting is that Paolo utilized two vanishing points in a one point perspective. You can't really tell with all the people, but when you try to recreate it, you quickly run into it. Lines simply just dont add up. The people in the bottom with christ are on one perspective which ends right at Christs head, while the buildings and structure surround have a vanishing point above the banister in the back.

19x20 Charcoal on Bristol

 And here it is without people! I ignored the perspective change here because it looks really funny when drawn with two one point perspectives.

 hmm details i guess

 more details....

22x35 Graphite on (u know I dont know what kind of paper it is, some very thick large paper)

hmmm lets see, it was intimidating working on a large giant piece of paper. But I ended up liking it. The drawing has moments of goodness.

22x35 Graphite on (same as above)

I like this drawing, I think the structure is very sound, and the feeling of depth is evident.

19x20 Charcoal on Bristol

After doing those large drawings this paper seemed like a post it note. I found it incredibly hard to try to fit everything in! I kept having to redraw the composition. Damn you large paper! You've ruined me!

So there they are. Think this last one turned out well. The lights bother me. but what can I do?


Drawing Part 1

I am really late posting all this, It was.... an interesting break... Anyway, all these photos have been laying around just waiting to be posted. So I figured now is probably a good time to do that since it wont be long before I am knee deep in all my art classes this term.

The drawing class I had last term started off just drawing still lifes. I felt bored at first, almost annoyed, but then the class took an interesting turn, in that, we started to focus on perception of depth, and mark making. These are some drawings from the first part of the class. I post these not because they are good or interesting or anything special. In fact I would rather skip this phase of the class, but I think it offers a good contrast of my growth and understanding of drawing.

So here they are:

 A quick Five minute sketch on news print. We were looking at quickly identifying a composition and being able to bang it out quickly.

 This drawing makes me want to vomit... my understanding of spacial relationships and tonal value is just... horrid. I hate you drawing!

 While slightly better it still is horrid. There is this crumply looking thing in between the bottles. that... is suppose to be a paper bag. Which was LIGHT! when I was drawing it. How it ended up this muddy is beyond me.... failure.

 Line drawings and value drawing. While some of it is decent, there really is such a lack of... drawing ability.

 Hey its a line drawing, without any variation in line quality... fail


 While this drawing is sort of good in the texture of it (minus the stupid pitcher that I didnt finish) There still is a lack of understanding in how to... well, everything exists flatly, and there is no variation of value

 Hey look apples!