Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Diamonds anyone?

If you've ever looked at a diamond or tried drawing one you can imagine I got a little over my head on this assignment. Diamonds! Diamonds! Diamonds are a girls best friend! It was so hard studying each facet on each individual diamond trying to understand how they reflect on each other. It's going to take a lot more studying to learn how to really make a diamond look like a diamond. I used white charcoal on black paper putting in only the highlights.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Key

This is an in progress oil painting I am working on. It is a trompe l'oeil painting, meaning a 'fool the eye'. A trompe l'oeil painting is supposed look tangible, deceiving the eye. That was my goal here. The key is only a piece of the actual painting which also includes a melting candle, gold candle stick, and a reflective antique metal plate. I submitted this piece as a part of a portfolio for a scholarship. Now that that deadlines past I still need to render the key a bit more and then finish the entire piece. Surprisingly I have really liked working on this project, with the exception that I can only do it during class times and at school on the weekends, but hey that's what I've got to give in order to have this composition achieved.