Friday, October 28, 2011

Morning Reflection

This drawing is of a reflection looking into a coffee cup. The face is the focal point and the spoon and hand are converging lines towards the face. The face is also located near the center of the paper helping it be the focal point. The paper towel only has details in the front and fades to an implied line in the back, that is the foreground. It was hard to get the face to look like a reflection in the cup and took me many tries. My favorite part of this picture is the spoon because of the shading on it.

Ryan Peel

Ryan Peel is a local Memphis musician (whom I did receive permission from before using his picture.) This medium is torn pieces of newspaper. I briefly sketched just the shape of his head and body before beginning. There is no other medium used, everything including the shading is just different shades of newspaper. I tried to balance the picture by adding the light source, being the lightest spot, with all of the highlights on his face and shirt. Not much is done to the background but abstracted shapes of different shades just to show that something is present but that it is not the main focus.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Big Red Chair

This summer we had an assignment of having 3 pieces of art due at the beginning of August. One piece that I chose was to paint a corner of a room. All summer I took pictures of different rooms that I could possibly use for my painting. While I was in St. Louis this summer, I saw this chair at my aunts house and knew this was the room I wanted to paint.

I intended for the focal point to be the pillow in the chair. I thought that having the pillow as the focal point would bring the viewers eye to the chair, which has the most weight in the picture. The pillow is also emphasized by the highlights on it from the lamp, or light source. The table next to the chair also has an out of the ordinary element to it but it is shaded to keep the viewers eye on the focal point but also give the painting more interest.