Sunday, November 26, 2006
If I had to pick a favourite, it would be this one, drawn for the 'folds' challenge. The softness of the pencil on the tooth of the paper really worked to get the texture of the heavy denim. I used B pencil here and HB for the light shadow.
A quick and fun drawing for 'draw a toothbrush'. I enjoyed drawing the little drop of water and the slight reflection. I had just realised how much variation there was in shadows as up until now I had simply pulled out a shadow in one tone and continued doing that without much thought. I placed the toothbrush on a silver tin to find a more interesting shadow.
'Draw a fruit' challenge was another one I enjoyed and with this one I learned about the difficulties of drawing something that decays quickly! It was interesting to watch the bananas changing from yellow and green perfection to deeper yellow with spots. I found the spots helped the perspective and texture. Sometimes it's fortunate that I take so long to draw things!
I realised that the fruit and veg section was a great place to go hunting for subjects. This is a custard apple from Egypt. The mat texture of the skin was difficult to capture and the colours got lighter in the dips where a darker shadow would have made it zing - not an easy subject after all!