Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Carving Out the Light

My goals in this artwork were to create a drawing with lots of dimension and a wide range in value. I accomplished this by using an eraser to pull out the whites, white chalk to highlight them, and darkening the shadows with charcoal. What surprised me the most was how much I used the eraser to pull out the light areas. My drawing is about the different lights and darks in the pumpkins. The most difficult thing I faced was the complex shadows. I met this challenge by looking at the shadows as shapes of light and dark and drawing them. I experienced the shift by visualizing the pumpkins in light and dark shapes. My drawings really work in the interesting shadow in the small pumpkin. Some of the things I learned while drawing this, that I can take into my drawing, is the use of an eraser to pull out the light areas of the work. I learned a lot from Kaelyn in, because she helped me figure out the curves of the pumpkins. If I had a do-over, I would erase more in the stem, to make it more visually interesting. The best thing about  my artwork is the bottom pumpkin.

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