This is a final exam drawing of a composition we had to set up and create with 15 different objects and create lighting to induce shape, form, and texture. This drawing follows all the rules of good composition, meaning there are no "bulls-eye", mitering corners, split composition vertically or horizontally. Then there are three areas of blue and three areas of black. Three being the key number because it is an odd number. It is set up so your eye enters the bottom left of the composition then flows up and to the right and back down to the left, not being able to "settle" on any one area. This keeps the piece interesting to the viewer. The image was altered in Photoshop and "squished" so create a more interesting, dynamic look.
This was my re-creation of Raphael study of "Two Apostles". I worked hard on the lines being rhythmic and purposefully drawn. Matching the intensity of the strokes is what makes this piece successful. I will try to update with a better picture ASAP.
This is a self portrait I did in college. Drawn on a gray board with a white pencil and HB through 8B pencils to create the shadowing. A filter was chosen to create this effect on Photoshop. The "openness" of the face allows your eye to flow through left to right. The interesting thing about this filter I chose was that any areas that were perceived as 100% shadowed or black were actually left as no color. Hence, the reflective looking nose on the left side of the face where the shadow should be. Then where light is reflective I used the white pencil to show it advances. The strong contrast between the white and the blacks on this board create superb form.
This painting was made to display the concept of shadow in the foreground. To create this image I used a picture I took of my backyard of where I use to live in Maine. The trees and the marsh are supposed to show the direction of light coming from the right corner of the painting, creating the shadow in the foreground where it is cast upon the ground, trees, and standing cat 'n' tails (marsh).
This painting project is about color concepts and I chose to do to mine on the red-green complimentary relationship. The imbalance of the color is on purpose. Meaning there is a lot less red in the composition but it's intensity and value is equal to greater than the green. This makes your eye look back and forth from the green to the red in order to compare the two. Also engaging the viewer to question why this person (me) is holding this box that says "FootJoy". Why are his eyes closed and the ultimate question of "What's in the BOX!?".