Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Next project ideas
Tonight I spent over three hours (THREE HOURS) trying to come up with a still life subject for my next project, which is due soon so I really don't have three hours to devote to setting it up! Pictured are the four combinations that I came up with. The parameters are: must show line systems at work, must display texture, must be well composed, must show all degrees of value, must be done from life (not a photo), can be executed in charcoal or graphite. Funny thing is...the composition I liked best is the one I like least in the photos! And some of the ones I gave up on in person, I really like in the photos (especially when I cheat and view them in black and white as the project will be). For instance, the pet toys never looked very good to me and seemed to lack complexity. But in the b/w version of the photo, I love the composition (except for that dead upper left corner). So I'm right back where I started...not sure what I'm going to start drawing at 8:30 tomorrow morning!