The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.
I finished the final petal and also the leaves and stem, but when I looked at it, I realized I needed to work on a few things:
- The shading needs to be consistent. Now that I have everything “finalized” I can see areas that are too light. I did a lot of shading with a 4B, and I see several more places that need more help.
- I need to make sure the contrast contrasts, which means making areas darker. Contrast is a huge part of Art, I’m discovering. Yes, I’m adding in some shading, but I’m making sure to leave the lighter values light.
- I’m still not sure how to do the background.
- Off the subject, these types of discoveries regarding light and contrast have actually helped my sense of fashion. I’m more apt to choose more light and dark together than I used to. For instance, today I wore a white button down with dark-wash jeans instead of a dark shirt. Granted, there are times monochromatic works too, but if you want to make a statement, choose contrast.
Anyway, my goal is to get this done before 10pm, and it’s 9:44, so here is my work so far:
Have a great weekend and happy Friday everyone!