II. Still life group using line

Drawing I, Part II: Focus on patterns, textures, shapes just using line (disregard tone for now). How do you represent the objects so that their differences are clear?

Exercise: Still life group using line (fountain pen, A3)

  • My apples were completely unapple-y for long, so I tried to capture their pattern and indicate the shapes as the pattern wraps around the form
  • garlic has a nice dry surface pattern, the tomato it it’s shiny smoothness has none, so I just tried to indicate the reflection on its smooth surface for the latter
  • the table cloth/dish towel was the hardest to capture as line seems better for the edges of a general shape, but the “internal” waves of a piece of cloth seem all about tone (I put the slightest pencil hatching in, I couldn’t resist)
  • I most enjoyed drawing the basket, it has a great shape

All in all, I was a bit uninspired yesterday and it shows. But using a fountain pen is very handy and it has a more varied line than my too thin ink dip pens as the tip is slightly angled. But not a huge variation in line, I admit.

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2 Responses to II. Still life group using line

  1. Pingback: Exercise: Still life group using tone « carpetmoss

  2. CarolAnneS says:

    A beautiful line drawing. I really admire the way you have captured the weave of the basket.

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