Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Up close and personal

When we started brainstorming for this project I knew that I wanted to do a fruit but I knew that many others had the same idea. I decided on doing a pineapple because they are my favorite fruit and I knew that not too many others would do the same thing. My sister is a great photographer and I remeber one time she was taking random pictures at the beach in our beach house of a pineapple. It was only of half the pineapple and the rest was the background of the wall so that's why I decided to draw it the way I did and that is how I incorporated some of my ideas. When I started my thumbnails it was very hard and I thought it would be difficult but I just let my pencil flow and it started coming out great! Then I decided to start my final and I tried to encourporate new techniques like texture. This was something that was challenging for me. It was hard for me to do take the time to do this and actually focus but I was happy with it in the end! 
In the end I was very happy with the final product. It was much better than my fish and then I thought it would turn out. I had a hard time taking my time and not giving up but other than that I did great in my opinion!

Candy and Cans

When I started these drawings they were kind of difficult. The can was hard with the pastels because it was hard to blend the colors. After starting it though, it got easier and I felt a little more comfortable using them. Another difficult thing was making value in the can by making light and dark values. The final product didn't look that good to me and I feel like if I took a little more time I could have done better on it but at least it kind of looks like a can.
When I was drawing the dum-dum I had a lot of trouble. It was hard to draw the lines and shadows of everything. After I got the basic shape down it was a lot easier to use the color pencils and color it in. It kind of looks like a Lollypop but it could be better. I'm hoping that throughout these next 9 weeks I can improve my drawing skills a little bit!