Welcome back, Intensive Artists!
This sketch-blog that will serve as an example for you throughout the Fall 2014 Semester. You must create your personal blog and email me the url to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 5th.
The image above is a drawing I created over the summer. On toned paper I used sepia, black and white charcoal pencils to develop the form and volume of the unicorn skull inside of a bell jar. Observe closely and take notice of where I intentionally left visible marks around the outside of the composition and radially emanating from the tip of the horn versus where I blended them away to describe the three dimensional qualities of the objects.
I think the skull is the most successful object in the image. I'm especially happy with the horn and how the texture changes as it connects to the skull.
If I could do this piece again I would change the proportions of the objects in the page. There is not enough negative space around them and the piece looks 'crowded'. I would also make sure the bell jar is entirely symmetrical before reinforcing the lines of it.
This entry is an example of the reflection that I expect from you as you finish and post sketches and finished work from our class. You are my all-stars and I look forward to all the unbelievable work that you will create this school year!