For the last couple weeks, we were drawing this pumpkin/ fall/ awesome still life in drawing class!
Yikes, sorry for the really blurry picture- sometimes my little camera is not my friend when I don't use the flash... It's also not a perfect representation of how it looked to me in person from sitting at my desk, and things moved a little from day to day from being moved around the room- like the sticks....
But you get the idea! This is actually how I cropped the objects for my drawing- there was also a mask and a mannequin and a little figure running from other angles. So fun. But I just couldn't get enough of the pumpkins, and that mirror! How cool is it?
Our assignment was to use black and white charcoal and/ or white pastel on a grey tone paper, to start with a medium value. I loved it! We also had to use at least 3 of 4 charcoal techniques- smudging, hatching, cross hatching, and stippling. My strategy was to get all the basic values in for the shapes and shadows, then smudge it all, and finally go in with the other 3 techniques to give texture and more pops of value everywhere.
I'm really happy with the result!
Here's a side by side for my mom :)
Can you see all the techniques I used? What do you think?
Happy Tuesday! We'll be passing out candy to all the little monsters and princesses tonight over here. How about you?
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