Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Drawing a Collage!

In drawing class, I had to make a 3-D collage out of black and grey paper, that I could draw from. This helped me see a better grayscale.
I started by covering my whole paper in a medium grey then I drew in the shapes with an eraser pen. I worked light to dark with soft vine charcoal. It was a very particular process! Now I get to draw it again for homework!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I am working on collages in my surface studio class. We can make a collage with whatever materials we have. I only brought four magazines from home. Well it won't be enough. I have to make 40! Once I have done all forty, I will scan in my best collages and use them for new digital collages. "Digital collages can bastardize your old one, dissect them, and add new digitally sourced bits and pieces." Here is a few I did today...
I might have a lot of wall hangings after this project :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I wouldn't get bored of still life's if I were you

My homework was to draw the perspective drawings of the the cubes in my still life. Then I had to add an egg shaped object. The professor told us to crop the image 8x10 so we can see the perspective drawings we started out with. This made my cubes look more realistic since the parallel lines on the cube end up intersecting.
Here is what I did in class...
I feel like I have definitely improved! Its such a great feeling!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Comic Book Negative and Positive

This was a group project in my Surface Studio Class. We had to choose a story from NPR StoryCorps and then do two sketches each. We chose the story of Petros and Nikos Spanakos.We collaborated and put our sketches together and made a comic book. Now working with a group made this extremely hard. We had to have matching styles of drawing, writing, composition, and shading. So we decided to split the work up. In the end, it was a very stressful process to get everything finished but we did it!

Light Logic (also known as shading)

I am finally learning how to shade!!! Who knew that shading was broken down into sections. There is the highlight which is the brightest of the brights on the object. Then there is a Cast Shadow which is the darkest of the darks. There is reflected light faint rim of light reflected back onto an object from the surfaces surrounding the object. The crest shadow is the shadow on the object.

Don't forget about the background!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Draw, Erase, Draw, Erase.

This is an organizational line drawing. I started out drawing the center axis, top and bottom of every object to get every object in the spot I see it at. Every thirty minutes I had to do a line drawing of a different area of the still life. Finally at the end of class, I was able to put some value in it. Heres the finished product.
Also if you are interested in seeing what DAAP has going on all the time. Here is the blog

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cubes and Cylinders

I am starting to draw proportionally now! On this piece, I did many gesture drawings to get the composition I wanted. Then I would work on making the objects look as realistic as I can see them. I never have payed attention to such detail in my drawings! It takes a lot of time but the finished product looks awesome! Then we are beginning to work with value! This is the first time doing it on my own.. We will see what the professor has to say!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Negative and positive

Draw the space! In class I had to draw my classmates in different poses. Then I filled in the negative space creating the image. I had to draw from a still life of stools. I had to draw the spaces between the stools not the stools themselves. I realized this made my drawing more proportional. Maybe this is a better way of starting a drawing?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Graphic Drawing!

Turning a photograph into a graphic drawing! Drawing studio and Surface studio tend to overlap. In both classes we are working with lines, and negative and positive space!!