Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bike vs. Candy Jar

Both of these drawings have different qualities, one is graphite pencil and the other is colored pencil. The bike drawing is shaded with pencil and is different shades of gray as for the colored pencil has all different colors and is very bright. In my opinion I would say I like the graphite pencil better because the colored pencils didn't work very well for me. I though it was hard to get the right shade without pressing down too hard on the paper, I would always mess up and go too dark. But with the graphite pencil you could erase it and start all over. In my picture above it shows close ups of both drawings. The graphite on is shaded nicely and doesn't look scribbled as for my colored pencil one, it looks pressed and scribbled on the paper.

Candy Jar Drawing

After my bike drawing experience I really didn't want to sketch anything else. Walking into class seeing candy on the tables made me want to punch a wall. I didn't think anything could be any worse than the bike. As I started to sketch the candy and the jar I instantly wanted to quit. It was so hard at first but then I got in the hang of it and it started looking like candy. After a few days I eased into it and it started to piece together. I liked using the colored pencils a lot because they were so vibrant and fun. Making the jar look like a jar was the hardest part though because I had trouble finding the light and darks. I wish I added more detail to the wrappers like the logos.

Bike Drawing

When I first started this bike drawing I was not excited. I never expected to draw a bike, I felt like I wasnt ready at all. When I started the sketch I was happy with it and I thought it looked good. Through out the sketch I found little mistakes and kept correcting them to make it perfect. It took about 5 days of frusteration just for the sketch itself. I was very happy with the outcome and was excited to start the shading. Going into the shading I didnt think it would be that hard, but I was wrong. I think the shading was the worst part of it, it was a challenge and it took a lot of time. But after I got done I was happy with the outcome and really suprised. It felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.