Thursday, November 3, 2016
My goals were to create an accurate representation of the carryout box and chopsticks with long shadows.
I accomplished this by putting the light on the side so the shadows would stretch.
I think this painting is more about dramatic shadows and backlight.
The most difficult challenge I had to face was the flatness of the chopsticks.
The way I fixed this was by using the charcoal pencil to draw more exact lines than the vine or compressed charcoal could do.
I think my art really works with the shadows from the chopsticks cast onto the box.
I learned that the charcoal pencil is pretty useful.
I think Caravaggio's work really helped with his intense and long shadows.
I liked how neat Josh's art was.
I would probably cover my work charcoal instead of making an outline of it first.
I feel good about the shadows in my work.