Thursday, October 15, 2015

Create > Shiny Silverware (or anything) Still Life

Create > Shiny Silverware (or anything) Still Life

kristia silverware

Goal:  Accurately rendered reflective surfaces.

Studio: Set up a still life of shiny metal silverware.  Keep in mind the rule of thirds for a good composition.  Drawing reflective surfaces is easy if you see and draw the lights and darks.  The shadows and highlights are clearly defined and warp to the shape of the metal object.  You may want to photograph your still life and turn the image upside down to draw it.   Check this tutorial > http://goo.gl/rdfZ05 and watch this time lapse video > How to Draw Spoon > http://goo.gl/BH3Kjr

Trigger Mechanisms: Design, Value, Accuracy
Visual Examples: Pinterest > http://goo.gl/T6clGQ
Materials: Toned Paper, pencil, tortillion, white charcoal

painting by Marco Reichert:

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AP Art Concentration Examples | Mrs. Dowling's Art Blog: ALL AP STUDENTS Scholastics Art Contest:

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Anne Abgott's Watercolor- | Silver  Study how reflections occur:

flatware Ria Hills:

silverware still life: