Thursday, March 29, 2012

Breadth piece

This piece is a contour drawing, which is a drawing of only the edges and visible lines of an object, done with pencil and drawing paper. I drew my friend while she painted with her legs up on the table. The contour drawing has a spontaneity about it, showing what is happening at the moment it was drawn. The folds in my friend's shirt show movement, as well as interesting shapes and lines. The curved lines have visual interest and create movement through the work. The lines also create negative spaces. There are areas in the drawing where there are few lines, and there are other areas with many lines, creating balance in the work.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Concentration piece 12

I used the medium of oil paint to create this painting. The painting is of three people on their vespas on a street in Paris. I found two different pictures online and put them together on photoshop. Then, I cropped the picture and simplified it. I used both a palette knife and brush to apply the paint on the canvas. This painting is somewhat impressionistic. The center of interest in this painting is the people on the vespas in the foreground. There is contrast between darks and lights on the people’s faces and necks because of the shadow cast. The pants of both men show movement because of the curved lines and contrast between dark and light colors.