Monday, December 12, 2016

color study (oil pastels) - reflexions

My drawing is of a chrome teapot on a rainbow piece of fabric with two pool balls next to it.

My goals and intentions for this was to draw the tea pot with using minimal grey. I accomplished them by finding colors reflecting off of the object. What surprised me most about my experience was with all the colors within the teapot it was still able to look like one. My drawing is about the reflections off of the teapot. What the most difficult challenge I had to face was getting all the details in the reflection. I met that challenge by taking my time to study the object. I experienced a shift to right brain artistic thinking when I used colors to fill in the teapot instead of grey. Some things I have learned that I can bring to my next drawing is that you don't always need to use grey for grey objects. If I had a do over, I would put more detail in the top of the teapot. I feel that the spout of the teapot is the best because of the blending and the reflexion of the green pool ball. 
real picture

Sunday, December 4, 2016

two page spread on Paul Cezanne

I picked Paul Cezanne and his painting "Basket of Apples" to draw with oil pastels.