I decided to do a Skill Challenge No. 18 at Watts Atelier on-line school. My first one and I am against some pretty amazing artists. We were required to arrange and photograph a Still Life; upload to the student forum and post our progress over a four week period.
First week was working on the composition……….(my collection of skulls)
Second week the lay-in. Notice how the front plane of the skull is too wide. I ended up taking a few centimetres out of it……
Adding in the mid tone….making decisions of what I want dark or light; filling in the mid tone by holding my pencil on its side and rolling the lead down the page. I am trying to be disciplined and not go dark to early, as dark can be impossible to lighten.
Completed work. ……and no I didn’t win.
Back to the drawing board…….