Friday, November 4, 2016
My goals in this artwork were to create bold, dark shadows alongside light areas. I accomplished this by shading some areas with compressed charcoal and erased other areas to make it lighter. I was surprised at how hard the chopsticks were to draw. My drawing is about the three dimensional shapes the takeout box and chopsticks make. The most difficult challenge I faced was drawing the chopsticks in the areas they moved from the light into the dark. I met this challenge by using charcoal pencils to draw the small details, instead of the vine charcoal. I shifted to right brain artistic thinking by drawing the chopsticks and takeout container as one dimensional shapes to create three dimensional objects. My drawing really works in the handle on the takeout box. It looks realistic in the way the handle and it's shadow move in opposite directions. I learned how to draw more realistically in this drawing. I learned from Audrey in this project. She helped me set up the light and box to create a long shadow and interesting composition. If I had a do-over, I would change the position of the chopsticks to make them more angled towards the right of the picture. I feel best about the side of the container with the handle on it. I think the different values of grey make it look three dimensional and visually interesting.