Back when I took Drawing I class at North Greenville, for our last project we had to produce three different Vanitas Still-lifes. In the drawings, each object is a symbol and represents something which the drawing talks about as a whole. It was slightly challenging to find objects that gave meaning to the message I tried to convey. A little research did help to give me ideas, and allowed me to bring further meaning into my work than I had anticipated. More work from Drawing I, II, and III will be posted once I have completed the finishing touches.
At North Greenville, for our landscape project we were able to go outside and paint en plein air. It was a lot of fun. We used mainly our palette knife to first mix the colours and then apply them straight onto the canvas. In this excercise we wanted to actually show texture and brush strokes, which also gave it a rather impressionistic approach.
And just like the previous still life project, the same concepts were used in these paintings where we mixed the complement of a colour to create the shadows and such. (See https://postleslodge.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/colour-oil-paintings/)
At North Greenville we were working on painting still lifes in colour. In this exercise we learned how to mix the paint to get the exact colours we wanted and also to use the complement of a colour to create the shadows. These were fun projects to do.
As the majority of my drawings are done from photographs, I’ve decided to draw a still life for my portfolio. I mainly drew it for an art scholarship. This is to show some of my work which I did from life. Eventhough drawing people is my passion, I think this picture turned out pretty well knowing that I don’t do still lifes very much. It’s good for me to draw things I normally don’t draw because it teaches me knew concepts and techniques in drawing which I wouldn’t otherwise learn by doing people.
This gallery contains 5 photos.
This summer I went to Art Camp at Bob Jones University. I was able to take three classes over the week, and so I had watercolour, pencil drawing and charcoal drawing. It was a good time to branch out of my comfort zone and work on doing more still lifes and such. I made many […]