Last semester, in my Drawing II class, one of our assignments was to draw on a 3d object and take photos of it in different environments. After lots of thought and still unsure of what would be successful, I decided to buy a fairly large glass cylinder and, using a black sharpie, I drew a small man in a climbing position. I then proceeded to take my camera, hold the glass in front of me in different environments and make it look like the tiny man was actually climbing up on things. The final result was this collection of humorous pictures! Enjoy :]
I’m taking an introduction to painting class this semester, and our first assignment consisted of the three paintings above. There were three still lives set up in the classroom for a few weeks and we had to make a small painting of each one. The main focus was to depict light and shadows with colors instead of merely black and white. The hardest for me was the glass vase, but surprisingly it turned out to be the most successful out of the three.
The paintings were done in three general steps. Each step consisted of blocks of color, with the blocks getting more frequent with each progressing step. I rarely paint in this way, but I found it to be extremely effective for the assignment. I don’t usually paint things completely realistically, but I definitely had fun with these paintings.