Combining many of the lessons and concepts of drawing we have covered so far, your assignment is to design a composition that depicts at least 6 people in a queue that you feel would be interesting to record. The space you choose should have opportunities for you to draw interesting perspectives, objects, textures, etc.
The drawing must be done on location and from observation.
I had drawn this at the Canteen 1 drink stall. The main goal I had set out for was to create a naturalistic drawing of the location, making it convincing and clear the foreground, mid-ground and background. The figures were rather hard to capture in real time, so I had to do a lot of figuring out, especially for the shirt folds and shades. I had focused greatly on the use of different tones to create a hierarchy. I felt that it was important to emphasis the lightest light and the darkest dark in the drawing. The solution that I came up with was tied together by the positioning of the light source for the character.
Feedback that I received:
Tables could have been drawn in a more convincing spherical shape;
and toned according to the drawing.
The shadings on the middle character, especially below the pants, was inconsistent with the rest of the characters.
The shading on all the characters should have been consistent.
Draw 3 compositions of the interior of your apartment on A2 paper. Set a timer to 35 minutes for all 3 drawings. Focus on the tightness and looseness of the space, ensure lines are not floating at the edge of the paper, difference between positive and negative space, cropping of objects, and the objects do not have to be detailed or rendered.
Critique by classmates Don and Celia:
• Frame is unique
• Ceremonial sword has the darkest tones
• It is unsettling with regards to the midtones and rough texturing
• Weird shadows
• Lack of items
• Feels like night time for the walls are rendered dark, but window is bright
• Rendering is rushed
• Seems naturalistic
• The objects lack in key details, can’t make out what they are
• Looks honest, area looks lived in
• Computer is turned on but no details on screen
• Ceremonial sword seems heavily invested in for it has the most amount of details
• Table is not complete, the wire as well
• Try adding more details, define the areas where they overlap
• Define separation of areas more
• Chose to put focal points on the left
• Not a lot of heavy cropping at the top, making the scene feel slightly distant
• Challenge himself by choosing to leave the window and computer blank, giving some sort of relationship of where the light is coming from
• He could try adding more light sources which can work as motifs with regards to the window and computer screen
– Creative use of negative space to show form