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.

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