Thursday, September 23, 2010

Leaf Drawing

I drew this leaf sitting in my backyard back home.  It took me about twenty five minutes but that's mostly because I had my turtles outside with me and they kept wandering so I would be forced to stop what I was doing and retrieve them.  I think just drawing only took me about fifteen minutes.  I find this leaf to be the most successful because it has the most shading to it and stands out from the page better then my prior leaves.  Every leaf I drew, I picked a certain aspect to focus on and in this particular leaf I was focused on the shadows. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Place For A Leaf

Final Project
Prior Model 

At first, this project totally shocked me right out of my comfort zone.  A place for a leaf is in a tree or on the ground, not in a piece of paper.  Or so I thought.  This project took me all over the place because I had no idea what was expected of me.  I ended up soaking printer paper in coffee and vanilla for the color.  I did this because my leaf had died and I was putting it to rest.  My prior model looks more like a coffin, but it wasn't an appropriate coffin for a leaf.  With that in mind,  I kept to the same idea but changed the shape and arrived at my final project.