Hey! So I know I’m usually one to focus on portraits, but I had to post this given the amount of time I put into this. This is my midterm for a drawing class in my first year of college. I probably spent 45+ hours on this 42”x30” charcoal drawing. The teacher really likes to focus on emphasizing contrast and plane changes so that is why the object are a bit more dramatic than they would actually appear.
There are some things that I missed, or did wrong. For starters, I wish I did not have so much empty space in the top of the composition. Although I tried to add excitement like cloths that were not originally part of the still life, it is still a bit empty for my liking. Also there are little details where I should have added more dark, or should have added more light.
Unfortunately this, I will admit, was taken on a phone, under shitty lighting, so that is why it is pixely and some lights that are in the bottom especially are not accurately depicted in this photo. So hopefully in the future I will remember to bring my dslr into the studio to take a better photo. For now, this is all I got.
If there is anything I learned from this class and from this midterm, it is that you are always wrong. Well no, I’m just exaggerating, but my teacher shows no sympathy. None.
Comments and criticism appreciated.