Wednesday, December 4, 2013
This is Ed. I sit next to him in Drawing. He's sleeping here. I had to quickly draw him as simple shapes first. That's what a figure drawing is. It helped me figure out how to get him to look proportional and to get the body language of him being sleepy just right. I usually don't like charcoal, but using it so much in the practice helped improve my abilities, so that's pretty cool I guess. I used shading to help show mass and volume.
I used texture by making the bird appear smooth and the bushes look leafy. I showed movement by having the bird's wings out so he's flying. I had lots of time management issues. The lessons in class showed me how to make better textures.
To be honest, I really dislike how this piece turned out. I had an image in my head of origami making a person, but it just didn't turn out as well as I imagined. I guess if I had made my workspace bigger or had more time to fold the origami as to have more origami to create the piece, it might have come out better, but either way, I would never do this again. I tried to make my brother since he likes origami, but he should find a new hobby because his current one now drives me crazy.
For my sticky situation, I thought about lots of things. The thing that stood out to me was that we were using paint, something that could become a sticky situation in itself. So I did just that. I didn't just paint a sticky situation, I made one. So I repeated lots of splatter techniques on this guy and I also repeated the brick wall behind him. The splatters were tough, since I needed to be tame with my splattering as to not get paint on everyone else's art (Sorry to Tate), but I think it came out quite nicely. I liked the mini lesson we had on using a palette knife. It helped me with the bricks.