Monday, March 26, 2012

Breadth 1

Finally, something other than an oil painting! My concentration is done, and now I'm moving on to breadth pieces. For this piece, I chose to do a pencil drawing of two little girls running. Pencil turned out to be challenging since I hadn't done a pencil drawing in about a year, but I was able to work through the values and create a full scale of values. The different patterns on the girls' uniforms and grass created interest, as well as the negative shapes. The shadows of the girls made interesting shapes, and the lights and darks helped the composition. Doing a piece that wasn't oil was so refreshing! Working through the challenges of moving from oil paint to pencil was particularly rewarding.

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