I can't believe that the summer is coming to a close. Here is what I have been working on since August 1. Just in case you were wondering, I am not yet using a tripod but a contraption my husband thought of so that I am not holding the phone's camera and it is steady. All were photographed using natural daylight, the drawing on the ground facing upwards.
I have completed the egg, teacup, and nut (I used an acorn I had in my still life box) exercises. They were all drawn from life. I really like how they came out. The intensity of the dark values comes from me working in a dimly-lit space (living room with the light off) as I am watching tv. I just really like the look of it, but I do want to lighten my values a touch on a few exercises going forward.
The glass teacup is made out of teal-colored cut glass. The cuts are in a chevron pattern. I am proud of the outcome of the teacup because it was pretty difficult and the first time I had tackled glass in drawing. I am sure it could be much better but was my best effort at the time. I am, after several weeks, noticing that the darkest values on the rim of the teacup is a little off. I did use perspective to correct my initial sketch. I am still having trouble keeping the perspective's corrections when I am adding value to the outline.
The pinecone was done from a photo only because you are not supposed to remove organic items from national parks
A different view of the teacup:
Another view of the pinecone drawing. I feel that, unfortunately, both are showing up on my laptop much lighter/a little grainier than the original photo. I am hoping it is looking a little smoother on your PC, Arnaud:
For my next exercise for this module, I know that we are all supposed to do the M & M dispenser reference as a group project. However, is there anything else that I may do as a drawing instead? My reason is that I am not a big fan of the object and I know I will just procrastinate drawing it as a result. I will draw the dispenser if you really wish me to.
I hope that you had a great summer Arnaud! thank you for reviewing my submitted homework pieces.