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« on: September 25, 2008 11:09:18 PM »

I know it's nothing glamorous or exciting, but I am so proud of it. Drawing is not my forte, but it's a Req for my degree @ college. My professor stacked up a bunch of stainless steel pots, pans, etc and told us to take one outside, put it in the sun and draw it. I got a late start (tummy ache and I was in the lav for a bit) and still got it done today- the only one who got my composition done.

My professor actually was shocked and told me it was amazingRoll Eyes Yeah, I confessed to him the class before that drawing was NOT my favorite thing to do and only a tool I was using to become better at & help plan out my 3 dimensional art.

So, it isn't the best of pics because some of the heavier shading reflected the flash from my camera (damned reflective graphite!) and not using a flash made the quality of the piece worse! In the background is a shadow of the portcullis at the museum entryway and the sidewalk.

Anywho, it's a stainless OXO measuring cup and I sat it on the concrete surround "bench" outside our school's museum, sat myself on the ground, pumped up Aerosmith on the iPod and got busy. (I didn't finish off the background really all that great, I think I may crop it off since it's not that wonderful)

Again, quite proud of my work. Comments are appreciated. Grin



So.... since I was able to finish it, he wants me to have another one done by Tuesday for homework! He's helping me put my portfolio together to get into a private college for my BFA. I think I will choose something more interesting to me than a measuring cup!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008 11:28:45 PM »

Don't discount measuring cups!
I found it was much more interesting to draw a group of things. Bottles, telephones, pots, lengths of wood to give lines, lamps... give interesting shapes between them. Once you can detach from the single item it becomes a bit easier to actually draw (IMHO).

I can't stand graphite but prefer soft charcoals because you can blend them so nicely.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008 07:17:39 AM »

Thanks.
A bunch of my other drawings for school are of multiple items, but none turned out as nice as this did. This is my 2nd fully shaded composition. I think I am going to use my vine charcoal for the one I am doing this weekend. Messy stuff, but so much better than the charcoal pencils! I can't stand those.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008 04:39:16 PM »

That's the spirit.
I find the more I draw, the better I get. It's a great feeling.
Charcoal pencils are yucky; Silly messy things that break all the time.

Please post your work as you progress! It would be lovely to see how you're going.
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