Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What's The Point?

The theme of this piece was "What's The Point?" The point is the compass, which will point in any direction. To medium used was a combination of charcoal pencils and black pastels. The charcoal pencils were used to draw outlines, and to emphasize certain objects, such as the compass, the mountains in the background, along with the railing and the hand. The pastel was used for shading in order to create shadows used to contrast the bright areas to the dark areas. The pastel was rubbed out on the paper to create areas that were darker or lighter than others. The reason pastel was chosen over charcoal was because it blends best, and creates better shadows. The result is smoother and more believable shadows and surfaces.

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