This week I created this drawing of 2 pumpkins with charcoal. I wanted to really highlight the shadows of the given pumpkin this week. I was surprised by the amount of time it takes to make the shadows and highlights of the pumpkin perfect. The most difficult part of drawing this pumpkin was making the shadows bright, but also blended, because that is my personal preference. I believe my drawing really works because of the size, shape, and placement of the pumpkin. I also enjoy how realistic my pumpkin looks. I will definitely use the skill of very dark blacks and bright highlights in drawings to come. Kaelyn's art inspired me because her shadows were very dark and she blended them well with her highlights. If i had a do-over, I would probably make the pumpkin just a little bit bigger, but I am pleased with my product.
In my drawing of the word zen i wanted to work on my shadows. I do not think this picture does my artwork very well. I believe the light in the picture i took, did not reflect off the art well. The shadows were made with a variety of graphite pencils: including 2H,HB,2B,4B,6B, and 8B. My most difficult challenge was creating good shadows. Instead of fighting the given challenges, I moved the words around my page to give the shadows room. I think my painting really works where I overlap the shadows on the words. Lauren Wright's artwork helped me because she creates such great shadows in her art. I am proud of this work and if I had more time i would work harder to smooth out the shading.