Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Pastel Still life Project
In order to plan my composition, I brought in three items (cups) and drew various thumbnail sketches of the cups. A thumbnail sketch is a small sketch of what you want your larger composition to look like. I used a viewfinder to help find the position and angle I wanted to create my composition in. I made the items appear three dimensional by adding cast shadows and a light source to each item in the composition. I also added white highlights to each object to emphasize the light source. I created a light source by making one area of the composition lighter than the other. By doing this, I knew where to add my shadows and highlights to each item in the composition.