I never thought I would enjoy a still life assignment as much as I am enjoying this one.
Last night, I spent the entire evening gathering up the obects. First I had to find them. I bought the chicken timers a couple years ago, because I thought they were funny. I had an idea that some day, they would be handy for a still life setup (if I ever got the urge.) I had also stumbled across this interesting magnifying glass-thing years ago, and I thought it was just one of those things that was too interesting NOT to acquire. And last night, I knew it would be perfect.
I had the idea to turn the reference holder on its side, and it makes a perfect still life stand, just clip it to the drawing table, it's at the perfect angle and I'm off and running!
|The reference holder works great|
as a still life stand!
|The initial setup.|
|The revised setup.|
They prefer Bach.
|The first stages of building from |
simple forms, and 'drawing through'
I am really enjoying myself.
|Fleshing it out a bit.|
As I went, I remembered Scott Robertson's video on line drawing, and used that information to help the drawing make sense at this stage. It helps to make the overlapping objects move forward and back in relation to each other. Most of it will get covered up with tone, but for now, it reads correctly.
|...and more progress...|
|The drawing so far...|
|Detail of the drawing so far.|
And what's more - I spent the evening thoroughly immersed in an assignment and enjoying making art, I got to a stopping spot, I feel like I've accomplished a lot, and when all it was all said and done, I have time to spare.
Gonna eat a lil' bite, and enjoy some well-earned relaxin'!
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings for this drawing!
WOlff's Carbon pencil 2B on newsprint, 18x24"