Proj 2, Ex. 4: Shadows and Reflected Light

For this exercise I choose a stainless steel expresso coffee pot and a ceramic expresso coffee cup and saucer.  I used compressed charcoal as the medium which I must admit is not my preferred choice as I find it messy and somewhat difficult to use but I thought I would give it a go.

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As well as the cup and saucer casting reflected images and shadows on the pot, the surrounding room and myself were reflected onto the stainless steel surface creating some interesting patterns.

Looking at the image the shape of the coffee pot is not quite right, particularly the domed top, the sprout and the sides.  I also found it difficult to get back to the white paper using a putty rubber so tried a white pencil to create some of the highlights but this gave a different texture to the surface which is quite noticeable in the actual drawing.

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Author: gbond1104

Studying Drawing 1 as my first course on a BA (Hons) in Painting

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