Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wrapping up week 1

Part of the graphite exercise was a small piece based on pencil charts.

This exercise was based on composition, negative space, repetition, etc. I resisted any detail on the leaves.

Today's been a mad scramble to wrap up the first week's work. Didn't realize until hours ago that the week ends on Thursday. Oops! My images are all uploaded. Now I'll journal out the week for my last assignment and then it's right on to week 2.


  1. Wow, how did you do the negative space leaves? -- Joyce

  2. Photographed a house plant (had to tie off lots of leaves).
    Composed and cropped and printed as template 6" tall in Photoshop.
    Transferred leave outlines to HP Artistico with cleanup and reinforced with Micron.
    Taped off edges.
    Five layers of brushed on india ink.
    The white border is an overcrop.
    In my catchup frenzy I lost track of how many hours on this piece. Amazing what the eye/mind can fill in.

  3. Beautiful! - Joyce