I have been working on the Drawing Fundamentals II assignment Building Objects With Basic Forms.
I really looked forward to the process, setting up the still life with objects that have been lying around begging to be drawn.
I really enjoyed the drawing process. Still working on getting comfortable with holding the pencil in an overhand grip, I focused on getting the drawing down, 'drawing through' the forms, and mapping out the major shadow areas.
When it came to filling in the shadows with tone, I may have gotten carried away. (That seems to be happening a lot with these assignments.) I began turning the form, and rendering the image, bit by bit. It wasn't the main point of the assignment, but it was okay to take it a step farther.
|After drawing the forms and mapping the shadow shapes.|
Everything was going great, until I leaned a little too heavily on the drawing table. I looked up just in time to see the chicken timers sliding toward the edge of the books, and before I could react, the whole setup came crashing down into my lap.
|Filling in shadows, and beginning rendering.|
Lesson learned: set up the still life on a surface that will not be disturbed. Or, if I do set it up attached to the drawing table, be vary careful not to lean too heavily.
|The final stage of the drawing, before the whole setup came crashing down...|
It was probably for the best. I think I'll be better off to move on to the next assignment than to spend too much time rendering this image. I can always keep working on it, or come back and revisit the setup later.
|My quick re-creation of the event. |