Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Compare & Contrast - (Bike & Candy Jar)

In comparison to the bike drawing, the candy jar was much more fun to me. It was more esthetically pleasing. The colors brought life to the drawing rather than it being grey and shaded. More details were able to be added to the bike drawing, but it was a little dead looking. The candy jar felt more complete.

Candy Jar

The candy jar drawing was a great example of how to make something look like it is inside of an object rather than just on top of it or in front of it. It taught me how to differentiate from different shades  of actual color rather than just the lights and darks of a Graphite pencil. The color made reflections easier to distinguish between items outside the jar and inside the jar. It also showed me that not everything is just one color, but that a lot of colors can make colors look deeper and darker than just a single color could do with just pressure.


The process of creating the bike drawing involved a lot of layers. It was layers on layers of different types of pencils and different variations of shading. Shading in different directions and areas to create a visual effect of whatever the material was that I was drawing, whether it be metal, rubber or plastic. Not even the white spots on the bike were left clear on the paper. My experience with this drawing showed me that there is a lot more attention to detail required for drawings.