December 18- February 5, 2018
Winter break session from school. I decided to work on the critiques I received during fall semester. I know that the main one was my drawing techniques; measuring and proportions. From still life setups to figure drawings. So, practicing this will improve my skills for my spring class. I am scheduled for Chiaroscuro, Color Theory and Art History ( Art & Culture.
My first drawing; a still life figure sculpture I set up in my home art studio. Using a large black foam board as the background and a light grey linen cloth for the table cover. I used one light source and rendered all the shading in my pitch black studio w/ the one light source at a 45 degree angle on the sculpture.
I did send my drawing as a private message after semester to my instructor and she recommended for accuracy to the still life my drawing such be taller. So for my next study I will focus even more on the height and weigh measurements. I did take my time with this assignment to focus on not shading the reflected light value too light and I believe I did way better than all last semester assignments. Medium used Nitram Charcoal and General charcoal for all values instead of the pearl where I used Luminance Colored Pencil in Black and White. Next, I will be working on a oil painting using limited color palette; terra rosa, yellow orchre, white, black mostly.
Academy of Art University- San Francisco- Online: Major Drawing and Painting
FA 601 OL3: Drawing- Instructor A. Cunningham FA609 OL2: Painting- Instructor: A. Cunningham Overall I learned a lot about what I needed to improve.From Drawing class I need to continue to get more accurate measurements, proportions and reflected light when rendering values. From Painting class the same as drawing because w/o mastering the drawing techniques no matter how well the colors where rendered it lacked technique. I learned that classical drawing and painting is all about accuracy. At the end of the semester the last module of painting; expressive landscapes was my favorite mainly because I felt more free throughout the whole process. In Drawing class my favorite was drawing and shading with charcoal-the seated figures and the head sculpture. My least favorite would be drawing the simple forms; cube, cylinder etc. For my next semester I am going to draw in my sketchbook daily figures; the gestures,contours and measurements. Below are my favorite final assignments.