Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Last night the class made a series of drawings of the Ideal Solids drawn from imagination: cone, sphere, cube, tall cylinder and open cylinder. (See tab above for examples). The evening ended with everyone choosing the form of their choice and rendering that form with light employing additive and reductive drawing techniques (using the eraser for creating white areas).
Joy's drawing above skillfully addresses the light patterns and volumes of a cone. Notice her attention to the gradation moving across the form. The transition between dark values to light is smooth and consistent absent of abrupt changes. Her use of materials and mark-making complements the cross-contours of the form. Remember when drawing forms like cones and cylinders the cross-contours will be the same as the ellipses.