Wednesday, October 5, 2016
In this project, my goal was to convey the feeling of the word while creating an interesting drawing. I accomplished this goal by making dark shadows to make the drawing more captivating. The texture of the paper can be seen in the dark shadows and the white and black create a lot of contrast. The most difficult challenge I faced was drawing the M and the shadows it created, because they were so complex. I met that challenge by trying to draw what I saw, even if it wasn't intuitive. My drawing works in the contrast between the white paper and the black shadow and in the double shadow created by the light. In this project I learned how to shade and still have the texture of the paper show through. My mentor was Ed Ruscha. I tried to copy his dramatic shadows and detailed shading. In the class, Kenzie was my mentor because she helped me decide what looked right. If I had a do-over, I would try to spend more time on the shading on the letters. I feel best about the shadow in my work.