Wednesday, November 03, 2010
I'm shattered! It was my favourite cup and now it is no more, shattered too on the kitchen floor! However, it does go to show why drawing everyday things is such a good idea. I'm glad I recorded it while I had the chance.
Two things about this drawing - one that it should have had a shadow. Maybe I will still get around to doing that. Secondly, I never, never, take a photo and convert to black and white to see the values. Odd, perhaps, since I don't have anything against shortcuts but this one, for some reason, is something I feel is just wrong. I think it's up to the artist to dictate how they want the image to appear, and how they want the values. I was though, just this once, almost tempted. Because when I was drawing this, I couldn't decide which of the colours was darker - the teal or the brown. As I was throwing the broken cup away, I thought 'this is the last chance to find out'...but no, I still couldn't bring myself to do it!
I drew both of these in 2006. Funny to think how much life has changed, how much I have changed, since then! I've hardly drunk any tea since then either - I love it, but it doesn't love me! Oh well, the quest for the new one begins and I'll enjoy that!