Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Drawing I Liked

I liked how the artist of this drawing boldly shaded the edges on several objects.  This made the objects stand out.  The plant is emphasized, as well as the soldier, and the nail-like object on the bottom.  

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


This is my shading project.  I used a combination of both shading techniques and harmonious lines.  

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Durer Inspired Work

This is a drawing of the building from Albretch Durer's Melancolia.  It is still a work in progress.

Thursday, September 3, 2015



This image consists of three shapes, a building, a human hand, and a tree.  The hand seems to stand out, and the wavy background seems to "flow".  With the tree, I used very compact parallel lines to shade the trunk.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Harmonious lines

August 31, 2015

I decided to take a break from the presidential campaign, and write this post about harmonious lines in nature.  

Example 1: Brain coral.       Commonly found on tropical reefs
Example 2: sand texture on beaches, and deserts.  This is a sand dune in the Sahara

Example 3: bamboo