Thursday, November 17, 2016

Charcoal Personal Image Statement

My goal for this piece was to create an image showing interesting shadows made from my own image I captured myself. I accomplished this by choosing an interesting image with dramatic shadow and highlights. I was surprised with how much I'm improving with charcoal. This assignment seemed a lot easier than the others because I'm getting used to the charcoal. My drawing is mainly about shadows. The most difficult challenge I think was just getting started and figuring out what to draw first. I had to see the piece not as an image of a face but a composition of light and shadow. Another artist in the class that I learned from was Kenzie Lawry. Yet again, I loved her use of highlights and shadows and how neat and clean her entire piece came together. My drawing really works in my use of shadows. If i had a do over I would probably change the picture I took to begin with. I loved the one I chose but if I had the chance I might choose another composition entirely. The best thing about my work is my use of light and shadows

1 comment:

  1. I ACTUALLY LIKE THE DRAWING BETTER THAN THE PHOTOGRAPH. There is something about the eyes that is more expressive than the photo. the photo is you but the drawing is pure emotion