1 Point Perspective Resource Post 3

Posted: September 23, 2010 in Resources

Artist: Preston Mojica

Title: One Point Perspective Piece

Dimension: 11 x 14”

Media of each work: Pencil on watercolor type paper

Why you chose it: I chose this piece because it reminds me of a time I sat on a chair and accidently fell.

What about the reference image you can integrate: Preston uses good shading techinuques, as well as shadows to add sort of a creepy effect in the background.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s. Preston has drawn ever since he could remember and always uses his full initials- PKSM to sign a piece.

1 Point Perspective Resource Post 2

Posted: September 23, 2010 in Resources

Artist: David Martinez

Title: One Point Perspective Drawing

Dimension: 11 x 14”

Media of each work: Pencil Drawing

Why you chose it: The drawing is very calm and reminds me of my neighbor’s backyard.

What about the reference image you can integrate: David used proper shading and had an awesome grasp at 1 point perspective.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s.  David Martinez not only draws, but is very handy with graphic designing using photoshop, flash, and illustrator.

1 Point Perspective Resource Post

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Resources

The Last Supper

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Title: The Last Supper

Dimension: 15 x 29 feet

Media of each work: Mural Painting

Why you chose it: This painting is basically history itself.  I am also Catholic and I can refer to the story behind this painting which is why I like it.

What about the reference image you can integrate: Leonardo uses one-point perspective by facing the whole scene towards us, the audience.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s). Leonardo da Vinci is a notorious procrastinator and tended to not finish many of his projects.

Pen and Ink Activity Log

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Activity Log

Andy Douglas

During the Pen and Ink Drawing I felt many different emotions.  The first emotion I felt was worrying about spilling ink on my shirt, or splattering it all over my paper.  Unfortunately, the ink did happen splatter a couple of times on my drawing, but it wasn’t that bad.  Other than that, I enjoyed making this piece.  I thought it was pretty cool using a quill, as I have never used a quill before.  The technique takes some practice and getting used to, especially if you are a lefty.  Before applying the pen we made grids to help organize the drawing.  The grids definitely helped the drawing form shape.  In addition to the technique of the quill was the addition of the technique of cross-hatching.  Cross-hatching, in my opinion, was sort of a pain.  It was kind of difficult, but I finally got the technique down.  Overall, I enjoyed the Pen and Ink piece a lot.

Pen and Ink Resource Post 3

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Resources

Pen and Ink 3

Artist: Derek McCrea

Title: Budapest Pen and Ink Drawing

Dimension: 7 x 12 Inch

Media of each work: Pen and Ink

Why you chose it. I chose this piece because it displays an awesome city.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  Derek represents the city perfectly through his drawing and did an awesome job with making the objects 3D, and they are shaded perfectly.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s. Derek McCrea is a US Army Infantry Combat Soldier with two tours in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division, and this is his stress relief. He has always loved to paint; it allows him to express emotions on paper and relax

Pen and Ink Resource Post 2

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Resources

Pen and Ink 2

Artist: Derek McCrea

Title: Barn and Silo

Dimension: 450 × 327

Media of each work: Pen and Ink

Why you chose it. I chose this piece because it is very peaceful and serene.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  The artist represents good shading throughout the whole piece and made an awesome landscape.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s. Derek McCrea is a US Army Infantry Combat Soldier with two tours in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division, and this is his stress relief. He has always loved to paint; it allows him to express emotions on paper and relax

Pen and Ink Resource Post

Posted: September 14, 2010 in Resources

Pen and Ink Drawing

Artist: Ron Stevens

Title: Lotus Graphite Drawing

Dimension: 500 x 711

Media of each work: Pen and Ink

Why you chose it. I chose this piece because it is very serene and peaceful, and sort of relaxes your mind.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  The artist still shows awesome shadows when using a pen, which seems pretty difficult.  He has great details and created a very calm piece.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s.  Ron has his own art studio called Stonewell Studio where he works on art with his peers.

Still Life Activity Log Final

Posted: September 8, 2010 in Activity Log

Still Life Final

When drawing this piece, I thought of many different things.  First I thought about the approach that I was going to take in order to draw this piece. I snapped a picture of the Real Life images using my fingers which basically cropped the image.  With the image that I just “took” a picture of, I could now start to layout the design of the art.  I started with simple objects, just like boxes and circles.  I then added 3D effects to some of them, and I added shadows.  The shadows made a big deal in my piece because it made the objects look like they are on the platform.  In addition to shadowing, was shading which is different.  I shaded some objects very darkly compared to others because they had much more value and a darker color.  Overall, I am happy with my drawing and I believe that I sketched the real-life images the best I could.

Still Life Activity Log 1

Posted: September 4, 2010 in Activity Log

Still Life 1

This is how my Still Life drawing is coming along.

Graphite Still Life Resource Post 3

Posted: August 28, 2010 in Resources

Still Life 3

Artist: Linda Huber

Title: Lotus Graphite Drawing

Dimension: 700 x 501

Media of each work: Graphite pencil on paper

Why you chose it. I chose this piece because the Lotus is one of my favorite cars.

What about the reference image you can integrate:  The artist makes her drawings look so realistic by adding ALL the small details.  I love the way she adds curves and shadows to this piece.

Some interesting factoid about the artist(s). Linda’s artwork has been shown all over the world, and many people have requested art pieces from her!