Friday, January 9, 2015

Day 9 Glass Powder Sgraffito Challenge

Draw apples with a found tool (scraper from scratch board kit), a business card and powder sifters.  This was a tough challenge because I have never drawn fruit or any other still life.  I had a huge amount of trouble trying to decide where the light was hitting each apple so I made a little set-up to better see what was going on.  Also, I used a paper towel to create the texture under the apples, a second found tool.

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Glass Powder Sgraffito Frit Paintings of an Apple

Here is my set-up for the fruit sketch.  I think this took longer than the actual drawings.  I wanted to create strong shadows like you see on the real still life paintings but I had so many light sources in my room that I had an absurd number of shadows.  I shut all the lights off and turned the flashlight on and could really see the apple shape in the strong shadows.  Hope this came across in the powdered glass.

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Today's Drawing Set-up and Tools Used