Monday, October 23, 2006
sweating the small stuff
One thing I really want to get better at is capturing light. Today I decided to focus on drawing something very small, paying special attention to the highlighted and shadowed areas. First, I lightly drew the contour of the objects with marker, then using the marker I crosshatched the the planes in order to distinguish shapes. Finally, I went over the sketch with a ball point pen to further emphasize dark areas. I had a difficult time leaving white space...but I tried. I feel like the red push pin is the most successful, despite the fact that its shape turned out a little wonky. In contrast, the green pushpin is the least successful in my estimation as the top should be considerably lighter.